My name is John Vaughn, owner of JV Translator, LLC. I am an experienced Spanish interpreter certified by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, a translator, and a paralegal who always strives for clear and precise written and oral communication. An avid researcher, I am also well organized, proficient at using computer software and office technology, highly self-motivated, polite, empathetic, and highly satisfied when helping others. My specialties include legal interpreting, medical interpreting, translation, and paralegal services. 

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LEGAL INTERPRETING: As a Wisconsin-certified court interpreter, I orally interpret from English into Spanish and Spanish into English during live legal proceedings and quasi-judicial appointments, including:

  • Administrative hearings
  • Adoption and guardianship proceedings
  • AODA assessments  
  • Arraignments 
  • Attorney-client meetings 
  • Bail/bond hearings and forfeitures 
  • Child support matters
  • Civil hearings 
  • Client consultations 
  • Contempt hearings 
  • Court trials
  • Criminal hearings (misdemeanors and felonies)
  • Depositions
  • Garnishment hearings 
  • Human services appointments 
  • Initial appearances
  • Injunction hearings
  • Juvenile cases 
  • Jury trials 
  • Mediation 
  • Motion hearings
  • Municipal hearings 
  • Name changes
  • Orders of commitment for medical treatment 
  • Order to show cause hearings 
  • Plea hearings
  • Preliminary hearings
  • Pre-trial conferences
  • Private investigations 
  • Probate hearings
  • Probation and parole appointments 
  • Protective services appointments 
  • Public defender cases
  • Separations and divorces
  • Sentencing hearings
  • Settlement conferences 
  • Small claims
  • Status conferences 
  • Victim/witness services 

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MEDICAL INTERPRETING: I am certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI). Interpreting services are available in a number of medical settings, such as:

  • Cardiology 
  • Chiropractic care
  • Correctional medicine 
  • Dermatology
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency medicine 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • General dentistry
  • General medicine
  • Hematology 
  • Internal medicine
  • Men’s health 
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical therapy
  • Preventative medicine 
  • Psychiatric evaluations  
  • Radiology
  • Sports medicine
  • Toxicology 

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TRANSLATION: In addition to interpreting, I also translate written documents (including certified translations). I am a proud user of the computer-assisted translation (CAT) tool, Wordfast Pro 5. Translation services from Spanish into English and from English into Spanish are available for the following documents: 

  • Arbitration documents
  • Bills of sale
  • Birth certificates 
  • Complaints (civil & criminal law)
  • Contracts
  • Death decrees
  • Divorce decrees
  • Employee handbooks
  • Interrogatories
  • Journalistic-style articles
  • Last wills and testaments
  • Lease agreements
  • Letters to clients
  • Marketing & advertising 
  • Marriage certificates
  • Newsletters 
  • Powers of attorney
  • University transcripts
  • Victim impact statements 

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PARALEGAL SERVICES: I hold an Associate of Applied Science degree from Lakeshore Technical College of Cleveland, Wisconsin in Paralegal Studies and earned CORE Registered Paralegal™ (CRP™) designation from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). My paralegal education provided extensive training in the following subjects: 

  • Administration of Estates 
  • Administrative Law 
  • Business Law 
  • Civil Litigation 
  • Employment Law 
  • Family Law 
  • Immigration 
  • International Law 
  • Legal Aspects of Business Organizations 
  • Legal Research 
  • Legal Writing 
  • Paralegal Ethics 
  • Real Estate Law

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES: I am projected to graduate from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay (UWGB) in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Leadership Studies and a minor in Business Administration. Courses include: 

  • Business and Its Environment 
  • Business & Media Writing
  • Business Computer Applications 
  • Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning
  • Corporation Finance
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Food & Nutritional Health 
  • Humanities, Business & Critical Thinking 
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Integrative Leadership Studies Internship 
  • International Marketing 
  • Micro Economic Analysis
  • Modern American Culture 
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Social Science Statistics
  • Transitioning to Sustainable Communities
  • Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory (Oneida Tribe)

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