In-person trials and hearings are back! ***You can also see the matching YouTube video for this post.*** It turns out I was pleasantly surprised after I showed up for an in-person trial. I was prepared with all the necessary personal protective equipment when I found out it wasn’t necessary. In fact, practically no one was using it. As it was not required. We ended up having about 40 people in a courtroom with no protective equipment. At first, I was a little apprehensive, but then I recalled everyone was already vaccinated so the apprehension receded to the back of my mind for the remainder of the trial. I was happy I could once again see other human beings in a work environment. Vacations are over, I thought! Another important thing we were discussing with an attorney during this case was the importance of getting a certified interpreter. At the very least you should get a certified interpreter when scheduling Spanish assignments, as it may not be possible to get certified ones for other languages. Another takeaway from our conversation was the need to schedule in advance. The best court interpreters are often scheduled weeks in advance. Jose Vega is not an attorney and nothing here is legal advice and everything here is intended for lawyer’s ears only.