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Resources: Forms & Documents

Within the legal system, forms and documents are a significant part of tracking a legal matter. As such, the interpretation of printed texts is a common occurrence for interpreters who specialize in legal interpreting. A range of forms and documents that an interpreter would likely encounter as a legal interpreter is presented. 

The interpretation of printed text is called sight translation. Sight Translation offers a skill development activity guide to apply sight translation of legal forms and documents. 

Sheneman provides an ASL overview of this resource section and how it can be used.


Health Care
  • Power of Attorney - Finances - This form is used to authorize another person to make property decisions on behalf of an individual (Wisconsin).
  • Waiver of Rights - Inheritance - This form is used as an affidavit by heirs to waiver their rights to inheritance associated with the Olgoonik Corporation (Arkansas).
  • Final Disposition Instructions - This form is used to designate a representative to carry out funeral arrangements on behalf of an individual (Wisconsin).



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As of December 31, 2021, this grant project is no longer active or soliciting applications.
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