Legal Trainings

Fundamentals of Legal Interpretation

60-hour Certificate of Attendance Course


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, with a minimum of a HS diploma or equivalent (BA preferable), and must pass a mandatory language screening in English and the target foreign language(s) prior to acceptance into the program. Applicants must pass the language screening with a minimum of “Advanced Mid-Level” according to industry standards.

Brief Description

This 60-hour Certificate of Attendance course is taught by Frank Geoffrion, OCIS, FCCI & CT. The course explains the legal interpreter’s role and explores guidelines for legal interpreters. Students will participate in a series of interpreting related activities designed to encourage short term and long term memory development. Such activities include learning to listen for meaning, memory exercises, shadowing, dual task training, paraphrasing, and sight translation. Students will also develop an extensive vocabulary with concentration on terminology specific to legal matters. This course will also familiarize students with basic legal concepts. Language coaches and target language materials will be provided for groups of 4 or more interpreters working in the sale language pair. Class size is limited to 20 students and features Spanish and Portuguese.

The course is approved by the American Translators Association (ATA) for 10 Continuing Education Points.


Tuition: $850 (Materials are not included.)
Administrative Fees: $42.50 (Non-refundable. Administrative Fees included.)
Language Screening: $55 (Non-refundable. Additional Fee.)
Martials: The Practice of Court Interpreting: $38 (Non-refundable. Additional Fee.)

Dates & Locations

Apr 4-Jun 13   (Woburn, MA)   Sat 9:00AM – 3:00PM


Tanya West, MA
Frank Geoffrion, OCIS, FCCI & CT


Contact Information

For additional information regarding courses, please contact:
Amy Lau, CCCI Manager
T: 781.729.3736 X109 or 888.678.2227 (out of state)