Depositions and arbitrations

When interpreting at depositions (hearing of witnesses by foreign lawyers, usually US lawyers) and at arbitrations, extreme accuracy in formulation and sensitivity in choice of words, intuition and technical and legal competence is called for. Interpreting of questions (from lawyers of all parties) and answers (of witnesses) are recorded by a court reporter, frequently also on video. They are then transcribed and go to the judge for decision.

At depositions, interpreting is usually consecutive, in rare cases simultaneous. Depositions sometimes take the form of video conferences. Arbitrations are mostly interpreted simultaneously. The location is usually in law offices.

On request, I can provide an extract from a list of references of lawyers and law offices where I have interpreted at depositions and arbitrations.