Columbus Bar Interpreting Services

Columbus Bar Interpreting Services (CBIS)

An affiliate of the CBA, Columbus Bar Interpreting Services is a resource for area courts, attorneys, and other law-related agencies to access interpreters who are available to provide professional, dependable interpreting and translation services in a variety of languages including Spanish, French, Russian and Arabic.


Your Source for Certified Court Interpreters

Columbus Bar Interpreting Services (CBIS) is a resource for area courts, attorneys, and other law-related agencies in need of Certified and Provisionally Qualified Court Interpreters.

CBIS was established to help the legal community comply with Supreme Court of Ohio Rule 88 which took effect January 1, 2013, and which requires that a Supreme Court of Ohio certified court interpreter be appointed whenever a party to or witness in a legal proceeding cannot readily understand or communicate because of a hearing, speech, or other impairment.


Testimonials from Local Courts

"The Franklin County Common Pleas Court - General Division has been utilizing Columbus Bar Interpreting Services for foreign language interpreting on a regular basis since December 2012. The CBIS interpreters are well trained, professional individuals who keep information confidential and are very dependable."

-Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division

"I have been impressed with the professionalism of Columbus Bar Interpreting Services in providing our department with knowledgeable, professional, and friendly interpreters. The interpreters are willing to conform to our department's needs, such as meeting the Probation Officers at our county jail to assist in conducting interviews with the offenders. This is a vital service, not only for Delaware County, but for all counties who do not have in-house staff interpreters. I look forward to utilizing their services many more times in the future."

-Delaware County Adult Court Services/Felony Probation Department

"I recently had a request come up on short notice for a Spanish interpreter by defense counsel for a felony jury trial. With only six days before the trial, Columbus Bar Interpreting Services was able to arrange two fully certified interpreters. Best of all, we only had to send an email to your office, and you then handled everything. It was amazingly easy. I can't think of even one suggestion for improvement."

-Ashtabula Court of Common Pleas

Contact Us

If you have questions about CBIS, please contact Shirley Coressel at shirley@cbalaw.org.