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Columbus Bar Interpreting Services

Columbus Bar Interpreting Services (CBIS) is a resource for area courts, attorneys, and other law-related agencies to access interpreters and translation services.

CBIS was established to help the legal community comply with Supreme Court of Ohio Rule 88, 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.

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Courts, law firms and other law-related agencies may hire independent court interpreters through Columbus Bar Interpreting Services. Click here to request an interpreter. A member of our staff will contact you shortly. If you have general questions, please call us at (614) 221-4112.

Columbus Bar Interpreting Services provides interpreters to Central Ohio courts, attorneys and law-related agencies. If you are a Certified Court Interpreter and would like to join our team, please call us at (614) 221-4112 to request an interview.

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Client Testimonials

  • "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

Languages Available


  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Somali
  • Arabic
  • Russian


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If you have questions about Columbus Bar Interpreting Services, please contact us at (614) 221-4112 or

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Columbus Bar Association
230 West Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

Parking Information

Phone: (614) 221-4112
Fax: (614) 221-4850

Lawyer Referral Service:
(614) 221-0754

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