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This article was originally published in The NAJIT Observer, December 2014. Gio Lester © 2014 After having interpreted at immigration court, the county jail and federal prison, I was called to interpret at the county’s psych ward. It was a long, long drive from my home; way past urban areas and the farmland to the south and west of that. I was in the boondocks. The doctors had suspected that the inmate was not mentally capable of standing trial until […]

Giving Justice a Chance to Be Fair


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Published by The NAJIT Observer in February, 2016 We often hear the argument that foreigners need to learn English and that interpreting services are a drain in our justice and health care systems. Most of us who work in those fields understand the importance of language services and that they benefit our justice and health care systems just as much or more than they benefit those who depend on them. The principle of justice is fairness and there can be […]

We are the Bridge in More Ways than One