Author: EOAlfonso

November 16, 2018 EOAlfonso No comments exist

Last month we discussed three action items to minimize violations against your client’s due process rights.  To close 2018, here are the remaining action items that empower you to solve the issue.   As soon as a court date is scheduled, notify the clerk’s office what kind of certified court interpreter is needed (for common…

October 29, 2018 EOAlfonso No comments exist

South Carolina has become a larger melting pot since the 1990s.  Today in Spartanburg, there is a decent Russian language community.  In Laurens, there are many Guatemalans for whom Spanish is their second language.  South Carolina has pockets of Asian communities.  French and German speakers also abound.  Let us not forgot those who are hearing…

September 29, 2018 EOAlfonso No comments exist

I have been watching the debate on artificial intelligence. Many translators will attest that only highly skilled human beings with knowledge and training can understand the nuances of human interaction can properly translate. Artificial intelligence such as Google Translate and other programs are not capable of performing as a human being.   Granted, they are…

March 24, 2018 EOAlfonso No comments exist

When an interpreter is required for a deposition, preparation is key for success and efficacy. Remembering the following recommendations will help avoid common problems that can occur when using interpreters. Notice of Deposition: Although certified court interpreters are proficient in language and knowledgeable in legal terminology, they don’t know everything. Would you send a labor…

July 29, 2017 EOAlfonso 1 comment

Have you ever interviewed someone who did not meet the qualifications?  Did you feel cheated out of your precious time? After all, that’s at least an hour that you will never have again.  Have you ever hired someone and later discovered that person misrepresented his qualifications? You have squandered more resources and money with no…