Court Interpretation systems

Consecutive interpretation

How does it work? The interpreter is positioned in front of a microphone next to the person who will be testifying or responding to cross examination, and reproduces the questions asked by the judges or lawyers in the target language. When the person replies, the interpreter then reproduces the answers or statements in the language of the court and lawyers. This system is commonly used for witness and expert testimony and cross examination at civil and criminal hearings.

Quasi-simultaneous (interpretation using portable equipment)

How does it work? This is virtually a whispered simultaneous repetition of the interaction in court, using a microphone. The interpreter conveys the information to one or more people attending the hearing, who in turn listen to the interpretation using earphones.