Effective Attorney Work through an Interpreter

Twenty Tips to Work More Effectively in the Courtroom

by German E. Velasco



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/9/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781490710112

About the Book

Knowing how to work through an interpreter can make the difference between having a great day at a jury trial or a really bad one. Not only that, but learning to work with interpreters will also help you to communicate much more fluidly with your clients.

This book offers simple yet important tips and tools that attorneys can use in their careers over and over again for many years.

The book is structured in twenty short chapters. Each chapter offers a specific tip to quickly learn more about legal interpreting, and to unlock how the attorney’s knowledge and actions can contribute to effective, successful cooperation with a professional interpreter in the courtroom.

It takes only a short while to learn how to make the best use out of the court interpreter. Taking just a little time to familiarize yourself with the tips in this book can give you a significant return on investment.

About the Author

German E. Velasco is a member of the Boulder County BAR Association (he is not an attorney), he has developed courses on cross-cultural issues related to law, based on his own research and experience as a certified interpreter, a bilingual mediator in the judicial branch of Colorado, and a cross-cultural communications expert. Throughout the eighteen years prior to working in the US legal system, German E. Velasco was involved in professional translation, writing, and media communications. He is a permanent contributor to newspapers and magazines, a lecturer, and also a media producer in Latin America and the United States. German E. Velasco graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and before working in the US legal system, he spent eighteen years doing work as public policy expert in Latin America.