Here is an interesting article. It addresses interpretation and legal translation services for foreigners in the Korean courtroom. As the number of lawsuits in which foreign nationals are involved is increasing, the interpretation issues are becoming important more and more.
The article said a total of 1,936 criminal trials linked to foreigners were held in 2005. More than 1,300 criminal cases were handled during the first half of 2007. The Suwon District Court holds 33 volunteer language specialists in 13 languages including Vietnamese, Mongolian, Thai, and other languages of countries from which foreign laborers have migrated.
You can find the article here.
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