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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ohio Courts Need More Interpreters According to Report

Ohio courts need help recruiting and employing qualified interpreters , according to a report released April 7th by the Supreme Court of Ohio Interpreter Services Program.
The “Report on the Use of Interpreters in Ohio Courts” found that more than 18,465 interpretations involving 57 languages are performed annually in Ohio courtrooms. About 63 percent of interpreters do some work in the courts and the top five languages they interpret are Spanish, which makes up 81 percent of the cases involving interpretation, American Sign Language, Somali, Russian and Arabic.

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