-by Gio Lester, 2014 At the last arbitration for which I interpreted, the panel consisted of three judges: a monolingual American, a bilingual native Spanish speaker and a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker who also spoke Spanish and English. The lawyers for the parties were mostly bilingual,...

“I gots to talk.  I gotta tell what I feel. I gotta talk about my life as I see it.” (Sample of a Martin Lawrence stand-up comedy routine used in the Notorious BIG’s “Kick In The Door”.) I’ve been listening to and studying Rap music since the 80’s...

Continuation of “Freudian Tales” posted on December 20, 2013. Miami: Arriving at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, to Judge Rubin’s courtroom promptly at 8:15 a.m. Friday morning, Harry introduced himself to Lia, the new interpreter, originally from Madrid,  more recently from Salt Lake...