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Bristol Community College

Legal Interpreting


This 48-Hour class is open to all language interpreters who would like to expand their interpreting skills in legal settings. (See prerequisite below) The course will cover the most in-demand types of hearings such as Due Process Hearings, Unemployment Hearings, and Depositions. Students will learn legal terminology and procedural protocols needed to interpret for these various types of hearings. In addition, students will have the opportunity for intense practice through mock hearings. These mock hearings will give the students the experience and comfort-level needed to apply for work in the field. Trained legal interpreters are in demand throughout Massachusetts and nationwide in law offices, schools, state agencies and contracting agencies.

Prerequisite: Students must provide a certificate of completion for a minimum of 40 hours of interpreter training or a letter from your employer confirming a minimum of 3 years experience as a working interpreter in any setting. Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Please register early as a brief telephone interview will be required before acceptance into the course.

  • Session 1: Jun 15 - Aug 12th, 2021
    Tue and Thu from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Class is canceled
  • Fall: Oct 19 - Dec 16th, 2021
    Tue and Thu from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Online Class

For more info, call us at 774.357.2527

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