Bilingual people (those who speak two languages, for example, English and Spanish) need a lawyer who can understand both languages. Keep reading to learn why.
It’s not uncommon for bilingual people to use a certain language depending on the situation, or what they want to say. For example, a person who speaks English and Spanish may prefer English to talk about the details of the case, while using Spanish to talk about their feelings and the legal strategy they want to pursue. Choosing a bilingual lawyer guarantees efficient communication between lawyer and client.
Details Are Important
When it comes to legal matters, details can make a big difference. People who speak two languages have more words at their disposal, which allows them to describe things and situations in greater detail. If your lawyer doesn’t speak the same languages, you run the risk of losing certain nuances that may be relevant to your case.
Makes It Easier to Deal With Witnesses
If you are bilingual, then the chances are high that one or more of the witnesses involved in your case are bilingual as well. Speaking the same languages as the witnesses simplifies enormously the tasks of a lawyer and allows them to interrogate witnesses with greater precision, which benefits your case.
Avoid Inaccurate Translations
Using more than one language during a case very often means using translations. And while legal translators and interpreters are honest and always do their best, mistakes happen. Only a bilingual lawyer is equipped to identify and ward off translations mistakes that can have a negative impact on the outcome of your case.
Looking for a Bilingual Lawyer? At The Rivas Law Group, We Are Focused on You
At The Law Rivas Group, we offer a wide variety of professional and efficient services in English and Spanish that go from preliminary legal advice to litigation and civil law for both corporate and private clients.
We are located at 3800 Orange Street Suite 150, Riverside, California. Contact us today by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (951-715-4695), or through our online form to learn more about our services. Hablamos español.