Jack of All Trades, Master of Some (Language Neutral)

The old saying goes like this: “Jack of all trades, master of none”; unfortunately, interpreters don’t have that luxury when they are interpreting for an expert witness or during a crucial moment in a trial. As interpreters, we must make sure that we have a working knowledge and an excellent grasp of the most essential terminology in all the fields that are related to the court trial system and more. This is why the interpreter must strive to be a “master of some” of those fields that are known to be sure candidates in every trial.