Contemplating Careers: Court Interpreter

View Segments Segment :

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Embed
  • Link
  • Help
  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Embed
  • Link
  • Help
Successfully saved clip
Find all your clips in My Lists
Failed to save clip
  • Transcript
  • Transcript

    Auto-Scroll: ONOFF 
    • 00:00

      [Contemplating Careers.Interpreter]

    • 00:03

      MIGUEL BUSH: My name is Miguel Bush.People call me Mike.I respond to both names.I am a managing court interpreterfor the 20th Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado.My brother happens to be a criminal defenseattorney in South Florida.And he told me that at the time, they

    • 00:23

      MIGUEL BUSH [continued]: were looking for a person that wouldinterpret in the courts in Broward County.So I thought why not?I thought well, I speak two languages.So surely I'm an interpreter-- nothing further from the truth.However, I went.And sure enough, I got a job as an interpreter.

    • 00:45

      MIGUEL BUSH [continued]: And I was from paint and bodyworkand owning and running a business to interpretingin the courts where I had had no experience,never even been to court in my life myself.I was just astounded that I could now be an interpreter.I just thought there's a mistake somewhere.

    • 01:06

      MIGUEL BUSH [continued]: They just haven't discovered it.So after that, I found myself in a court room one time.I remember it was the very first interpreting experience I had.I go to the courtroom that they sent me to.There's an attorney there with his client,

    • 01:27

      MIGUEL BUSH [continued]: and we're standing in front of the judge's bench.It was the resolution of the case, a dispositionthat they were doing.And they start talking.And I was clueless to what to do.And the attorney just says, start interpreting,start interpreting.So I did the best I could.However, it was horrible, I'm sure.

    • 01:50

      MIGUEL BUSH [continued]: I was surprised by the terminology, the speed of itall, the interjections from other people--wasn't quite sure how to manage the whole scenario Iwas experiencing.

Contemplating Careers: Court Interpreter

View Segments Segment :

Abstract

Miguel Bush is a professional court interpreter in Boulder, Colorado. In this segment he discusses getting the job for the first time and his experience as a beginner in the field.

Contemplating Careers: Court Interpreter

Miguel Bush is a professional court interpreter in Boulder, Colorado. In this segment he discusses getting the job for the first time and his experience as a beginner in the field.

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website

Back to Top