Interpreter directory

Interpreter Directory. Use our directory to find freelance Certified and Registered Court Interpreters in California for depositions, trials and other legal proceedings. All the interpreters in this directory are members of the Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California (AIJIC). Credentials indicated for each interpreter are current at the time the interpreter joins AIJIC or renews their membership. We encourage that all interpreter credentials be verified as needed.
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Carl Settle

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(323) 666-5169

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Yassaman Manauchehri

Court Certified Interpreter

Farsi (Certified), Dari (Persian of Afghanistan) (Registered)

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County(ies):

Orange County

Virginia Wilson

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County,San Bernardino County,San Diego County,Santa Barbara County,Ventura County

Veronica Stoker

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(323) 252-9079

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County

Victor Martinez

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(415) 336-4166

County(ies):

Alameda County, Contra Costa County,Los Angeles County,Marin County,Napa County,Sacramento County,San Francisco,San Mateo County,Santa Clara County,Solano County,Sonoma County

Tony Barriere

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Teri Bullington

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(916) 847-8380

County(ies):

El Dorado County, Nevada County,Placer County,Sacramento County,Sutter County,Yolo County,Yuba County

Stephanie Penn

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(323) 663-6609

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Supatra Chowchuvech

Court Registered Interpreter

Thai (Registered)

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Sona Roesler

Court Certified Interpreter

Armenian - Eastern (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(559) 801-7172

County(ies):

Fresno County

Sandra Ledesma

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(562) 208-0684

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Samuel Pinilla

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Roxane King

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(559) 737-2397

County(ies):

Fresno County, Tulare County

Helena Salvador

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Roberto O Lozano

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Rossy Franklin

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(310) 529-0895

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Rebecca Ann Knight

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(626) 475-1300

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,San Francisco

I am very passionate about interpreting. I have been working as a California court interpreter since 1993. Working with NGOs has given me the wonderful opportunity to combine conference interpreting with travel.

Ramona Rodriguez

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(714) 310-7900

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County

Philip Isenberg, CT

Court Registered Interpreter

German (Registered), Italian (Registered)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(562) 212-7445

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ATA-certified, former university professor with extensive experience interpreting for landmark cases such as Altmann v. Republic of Austria and Getty Museum restitutions to Italy, highly technical patent litigation, and diplomatic conferences at the consular and ministerial level. Interpreted for Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, papal conclave, Miss Universe, McDonalds, Staples, UAW, Volkswagen, Harley Davidson, Gianni Versace, among others, with numerous felony and civil cases in U.S. District Court and state courts of California, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Oregon, as well as court martial proceedings for the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy. Translated scholarly books including on international law: “National Minorities in Europe: A Handbook”, ISBN 3700314434 and numerous scholarly articles on autonomy and international relations.

Pearl Sarvis

Court Certified Interpreter

Cantonese (Certified)

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Paul Yi

Court Certified Interpreter

Korean (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(213) 675-1739

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Certified since 1988. Founding president of Korean Professional Interpreters Association. Former board member of CFI.

Omar Kitanoff

Court Certified Interpreter

Russian (Certified), Ukrainian (Registered)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(916) 716-7695

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Omar Kitanoff is CA Judicial Council Certified in Russian & Registered in Ukrainian. For a number of years he has been offering a full scope of language services (interpreting, translation, localization, voiceovers, event hosting, presentations, etc), as well as intercultural and international advising and development consulting for government, law enforcement, nonprofit, and business sectors. Omar has excellent interpersonal skills and vast experience in all areas of the business. He operates his company out of Sacramento, CA, but will travel statewide and beyond.

Nina Shor

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(619) 977-2959

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Nestor Wagner

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(562) 906-9787

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County

Nataliya (Natasha) Kharikova

Court Certified Interpreter

Russian (Certified)

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Phone:

(310) 570-9392

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Mireille Mariansky

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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County(ies):

San Francisco

Mary Lee Behar

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified), French (Registered),Italian (Registered),Romanian (Registered)

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County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Martitia Palmer

Court Registered Interpreter

French (Registered), Italian (Registered)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(213) 840-7249

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Nevada County,Orange County,Riverside County,San Bernardino County,San Diego County,San Francisco,San Luis Obispo County,Santa Barbara County,Ventura County

Early schooling in French Canada and France – Paris, Alliance Francaise. Dante Alighieri in Italy – Interviewer for RAI-TV in 3 languages. Vatican Radio translation & broadcast of Papal speeches. RAI Notturna – Translation & Broadcast worldwide Cultural news. Entertainment Interviews.
Accredited NY District Court in FRENCH & ITALIAN – Official Court Interpreter California Courts – Registered with the Judicial Council of California. Sample of work:
Investment Banking Seminar into French for West Africa – Irvine & LA
WEBINARS into French & Italian: HP CLOUD Enabiling-Safety DATA CENTERS.
CNN HEROES -ANNENBERG FOUNDATION 3 Day Conference & Seminar-French.
MAN OF STEEL: London Premiere (into ITALIAN at an LA Audio Studio).
THE HOBBIT An Unexpected Journey-London Premiere (French – Audio Studio).
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Conference Award-Events: LA-San Francisco 1 week French.
GETTY MOSAIKON Meetings & Tour French. GETTY Legal Artwork Negotiations. Italian
Military System Executive Meetings – Flight Controllers Training 45 days French
A Court case in Santa Barbara- French – another in Bakersfield – Italian.
Italian DIVORCE case – Orange County Depositions & Court
An Italian to English translation of a Foundation DEED of Incorporation.
ITALIAN to English Transfer of legal representation with APOSTILLES and
my DECLARATION as an Official Court Translator Registered with the
Judicial Council of California. An Italian to English 250 page Intl. multi-venue
Litigation. .Various off-shoots of the Credit Lyonnais Case – Translation & Depositions.
A French to English translation of a business Contract, a cross-complaint for COURT Filing and a
Swiss REAL ESTATE contract for a US Defense Attorney –
COURT Cases – Credit Lyonnais Case for the US Attorney’s Office 2 years. Parmalat case
for law firms – extensive translation. Cecchi Gori case & Trial. see C.V.

Martha Landeros

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Tamar Tsagik Markosian

Court Certified Interpreter

Armenian - Eastern (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(818) 212-9507

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Marina Camarero

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(714) 328-7078

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County,San Diego County,Santa Barbara County

Marina Camarero has been working in the private sector as a certified Spanish interpreter, as well as in the Los Angeles Superior Court, since 2003. She also works in the Federal Courts and with the Orange County Public Defender’s office since 2011. Marina also does transcription and translation work, jail visits, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, trials and conferences.

Her degrees include a BA in Political Science/International Relations from UCSC and a Certification in International Business, 2001. Conference Interpreting and Civil Law Interpreting Courses completed in 2011. She is available to travel.

She is an AIJIC Founding member.

Mariela Cariño

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Mariana Bension-Larkin

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(310) 650-2410

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County,San Bernardino County,Ventura County

Mariana Bension-Larkin is a Spanish judicial interpreter state-certified by the Judicial Council of California and federally-certified by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Ms. Bension-Larkin is based in Los Angeles and specializes in interpretation proceedings focused on civil litigation. She taught‎ the Spanish Court Interpretation Program at the L.A. Institute of Translation and Interpretation in Los Angeles from 2010 to 2013, has a Certificate in Interpretation and Translation from UCLA Extension and has volunteered at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law as an interpreter.

She is one of the founding members of the Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California (AIJIC) and current president of the board.

Magda Schafler

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified), Catalan (Registered)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(818) 903-2733

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Born in Barcelona.
Master Degree CSUN, in Spanish Literature
Worked for the Los Angeles Superior Court since 1982 to 2016.
Live in Woodland Hills, California.

Madeline Rios

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(909) 621-9600

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County,Riverside County

Certified as a California and U.S. Federal Spanish Court Interpreter.

ATA certified Spanish to English translator specializing in law, environment, energy, telecom and the United Nations system.

Edna Santizo

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(909) 539-7821

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County,San Bernardino County,San Diego County,Ventura County

Conference Interpreter and Translator

Lorena Barrett

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(323) 356-0395

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Ventura County

Linda Zamora

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Leticia Silva Aceret

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(949) 283-8799

County(ies):

Orange County

John K. Johnson

Court Registered Interpreter

Lao (Registered), Thai (Registered)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(916) 947-7695

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Thai language, also. I do live in Sacramento, but accept jobs throughout California and the US, with the occasional international job, also.

Johanna Gonzalez

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Jesus J. Rocha

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(831) 755-8175

County(ies):

Monterey County

Jesus Rivera

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(310) 621-7683

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• Since 2000, I have been an interpreter and translator of the English-Spanish languages, with certifications from California’s state courts and the U.S. Federal courts. I provide interpretation services in civil and criminal courts, as well as in depositions and conferences throughout California and the U.S. My interpretation assignments have taken me to several states, as well as eight countries in the Americas.

• Certified by the American Translators Association, in both the English-into-Spanish and the Spanish-into-English combinations.

• Instructor: one 6-hour and two 3-hour Continuing Education Course for Judicial Interpreters, accredited by California’s Judicial Council, on civil and criminal law terminology in Latin America.

• Before becoming an interpreter, I was a news editor and reporter for nine years in New York and Los Angeles, writing on a wide rage of subjects in English and Spanish.

Jessie Liu

Court Certified Interpreter

Mandarin (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(949) 545-1354

County(ies):

San Bernardino County

I came to the United States in 2007 to go to school in UCLA. Before United States, I lived in the United Kingdom and Singapore for 2 years and 6 years respectively. Aside from the court interpreter certification, I have been extensively involved in translation and interpretation in the business setting for 7 years, I work for a Chinese-speaking investor in the large-scale franchised restaurants industry, and have helped him build and operate 4 brand new stores from ground up, each with seating capacity of 400+.

Jessica Yu

Court Certified Interpreter

Cantonese (Certified), Mandarin (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(213) 210-3251

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Josephine Baldwin

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified), Catalan (Registered),French (Registered),Italian (Registered)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(619) 277-9771

County(ies):

Orange County, San Diego County

A native speaker of four languages, I am a court-certified, court-registered and medically certified interpreter, and translator with over twenty years of experience and many highly satisfied customers in two continents. I provide multilingual translation, interpretation, proofreading and editing services in different languages, to Attorneys, Physicians, public and private institutions and organizations, small businesses, large corporations, organizations and private individuals operating in different fields, and first and foremost: to bridge communication gaps.

Ignacio Villareal

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(909) 286-7000

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County,San Bernardino County,San Diego County

Golrokh Khatibloo

Court Certified Interpreter

Farsi (Certified), Dari (Persian of Afghanistan) (Registered)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(949) 394-1452

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County,San Bernardino County,San Diego County

I have been an interpreter/translator since 1986. I appear in court, depositions, medical appointments, arbitrations, mediations. I also translate from English to Farsi and Farsi to English. You will find me on the Judicial Council's website at www.courts.ca.gov/35273.htm.

Joel Torres

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Giovana Farias

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(714) 767-5179

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,San Bernardino County

Giovana Farias has been certified by The Judicial Council of California as a judicial Spanish interpreter. She is a highly dedicated, professional and reliable interpreter who has successfully completed training coursework that includes Conference Interpreting and Civil Law Interpreting. Ms. Farias holds a BA in International Business with a concentration in Spanish as well as a Court Interpreting Program certificate.

Ms. Farias is based in Orange County but also provides services in Los Angeles and other adjacent counties. She is available to travel.

Genevieve Navar

Spanish (Certified), French (Registered)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(707) 322-5392

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Frank Farsad

Dari (Persian of Afghanistan) (Registered)

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Francisco Hulse

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Fabiola Castaneda-Razo

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(909) 224-1711

County(ies):

San Bernardino County

Eva Weingort

Spanish (Certified)

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County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Esther M. Hermida

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(310) 890-3129

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County,San Bernardino County

Esther is a U. S. District and CA court certified Spanish interpreter with 20 years experience in the field. She has a strong work ethic, punctual, and professional. She has a commitment of always doing her best at whatever job she has undertaken. Her interpreting skills has afforded her the opportunity of doing simulcast for TV, dialect coaching, voice-overs, and script translations for the entertainment industry. She enjoys challenging assignments and is sure to work well with others.
Ms Hermida is a founding member of AIJIC because she believes in helping her interpreting community via professional associations. She’s a voting member of the American Translators Association; and a supporting member of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association.

Estela Moll

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(310) 529-8722

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

I am a Certified Spanish Language Interpreter with over 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including but not limited to: Legal, business, entertainment, conferences, language coaching and simulcast.
I am a professional linguist and I love what I do. I have a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility.

Enrique S. rasmussen

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(949) 933-1384

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County

Elva Rubald

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Elisa Cabal

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Court Certified Interpreter

Selected language(s)

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Catherine Torres

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(760) 224-1070

County(ies):

Imperial County, Orange County,San Diego County

Caroline Kyung Ha Kim

Court Certified Interpreter

Korean (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(213) 820-6802

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County

Caroline (Kyung Ha) Kim is a simultaneous conference interpreter; State of California Certified Court Interpreter/Translator in Korean and English, and Official Federal Court Interpreter in Korean and English. She has 17 years of experience in simultaneous conference interpreting as well as interpreting and translating in the areas of information technology, law, trials, deposition, medicine and business. Caroline is also a voice over talent, translator and dialect coach for film and television. She earned a Legal Interpretation and Translation Korean/English Program Certificate from the University of California Los Angeles Extension, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language/Literature from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea and California Teaching Credentials in Korea and English from Point Loma Nazarene University. She serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Korean Language Division of American Translators Association.

Carolina Nunez

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(949) 302-9477

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County

Carolina Nunez resides in the county of Orange but also covers all adjacent areas. She is certified by the Judicial Council of California and has completed training in Civil Proceedings and Conference interpreting. She also brings to the table 9 years of experience as a legal secretary in a civil litigation Law Firm.

Carmen Strickland

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(562) 556-7698

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Orange County,Riverside County,San Bernardino County,San Diego County

Carmen A. V. Patel

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(916) 769-9085

County(ies):

Amador County, Colusa County,El Dorado County,Inyo County,Placer County,Sacramento County,San Joaquin County,Sutter County,Yolo County,Yuba County

Carla Huey

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County,San Diego County,San Francisco,Riverside County,Orange County,Santa Barbara County,Ventura County

Beatriz Marin-Alcantara

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Andrea Platner

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(818) 919-9302

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Spanish Interpreter since 1991
Conference Interpreter since 2002

Anahita Ghafourpour

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

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Phone:

(408) 242-0565

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Anabella Tidona

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(310) 460-8211

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Spanish interpreter based in Santa Monica, California.

Federally and State Court Certified. In addition I’m also a Certified Healthcare Interpreter™ by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.

I hold a Masters Degree in Medical Translation and Interpretation (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

Ana Sevilla

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(949) 294-9404

County(ies):

Orange County, Riverside County,San Bernardino County

Highly qualified interpreter/translator with expertise in legal documents, court interpreting proceedings, depositions and management processes, bilingual/bi-cultural communications, employee training, development of policy and training manuals. Multicultural understanding combined with fluency in English and Spanish.

Alejandro Lara

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(310) 770-9456

County(ies):

Los Angeles County

Alejandro Franco

Court Certified Interpreter

Spanish (Certified)

Interpreter info

Phone:

(559) 288-9180

County(ies):

Los Angeles County, Sacramento County