Jose L. Varela-Ibarra, Ph.D., U.S. Courts
Certified Interpreter & Translator is a Court Qualified Expert Witness, Author, and a Legal Sector Professional with 25 Years of Experience
I am a professional linguist, fully bilingual & multicultural. A former university professor, I founded, directed, and taught the translation and interpreting programs at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus, and at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
I served as a standards setter and grader for the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators' federal-level examination. With NAJIT colleagues I created and conducted training workshops coast to coast, and in Mexico and Brazil.
I have presented at national and international conferences, published articles, glossaries, and self-training skills mastery e-books. I serve on the Leadership Council of the American Translators Association's Translation Company Division.
I am now focused on helping your law firm win cases, grow your brand, and better serve your clients.