Speaking Effectively Through an Interpreter

An interpreter can play an important role in depositions of non-English-speaking witnesses. Often, when you hire a court reporter in San Jose, he or she can provide recommendations or make the arrangements for an interpreter in the language you need. When you hire an interpreter, there are a few strategies that can help you work with them more effectively.

Watch this video for advice for speaking through an interpreter. First, be sure to hire an interpreter who is court-certified or registered, depending on the language spoken by the witness in your depo. Speak clearly and slowly enough that your interpreter can easily understand you. Face the person you are questioning, rather than the interpreter, to engage him or her, especially if you are questioning someone via video conference. Be sure to watch for cues from the interpreter for when to stop and allow time for the translation to take place.

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