Friday, April 15, 2011

Tidbit – federal court language interpreting rises 13.8%

Federal court interpreting events rose in fiscal year 2010 by 13.8 percent  in fiscal year 2010. Spanish remained the most-used language for interpreters in the courts, and accounted for 96.6 percent of all reported events – 345,106 of them.

 The 94 federal district courts reported that they collectively used interpreters in 357,171 events, compared to 313,969 events in FY 2009.

In all, an interpreter’s help was requested for 120 different languages.

Other frequently used languages in FY 2010 (along with the number of events) were Mandarin (1,640); Russian (935); Cantonese (803); Vietnamese (755); Haitian Creole (621); Mixteco Bajo (580); Arabic (549); Portugese (543); and Korean (479).

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Education



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