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Indiana’s First Certified French Court Interpreter: Molly K. Smith

February 29, 2008 by Editor

Justice Theodore Boehm and Molly K. Smith

Justice Theodore Boehm presented Smith with her Interpreter Certificate.

In this September’s testing cycle, Molly K. Smith became Indiana’s first certified court interpreter in French.  Only 7 other court interpreters have achieved this designation nationwide!  Moreover, she is certified in two languages.

A native English speaker, Molly has studied Spanish for over 10 years, achieving certification in November 2005, and has studied French for over 8 years.  From 2001-2004, Molly worked in France as a legal translator intern at Coudert Frères and Ashurst Morris Crisp in Paris.  She also worked for two translation agencies in Rennes.

Currently, Molly Smith is the Language Services Department Manager at Clarian Health Partners, supervising a staff of 17 interpreters.  She oversees document translation and interprets Spanish and French for patients and hospital staff.

Molly Smith, along with 27 other court interpreters were sworn in on December 5, 2007, in a ceremony officiated by Justice Theodore R. Boehm.  The 27 certified Spanish court interpreters honored were Gema Aparicio, Fort Wayne, IN; David Araujo, Gary, IN; Enrica Ardemagni, Indianapolis, IN; Olivia Bernal, Indianapolis, IN; Marta Rainero Birge, Indianapolis, IN; Susannah Bueno, South Bend, IN; Ronald Collins, Goshen, IN; Azalea DeFord, Indianapolis, IN; Viviana Delgado, Elizabethtown, KY; Patricia Dyess, North Riverside, IL; Keith Ellis, Washington, IN; Eileen Ervesun, Carmel, IN; Abiel Gonzalez, Chicago, IL; Bill Hargis, Trenton, OH; Lisa Hernandez, Spencer, IN; Lucy Hernandez, Dolton, IL; Judith Kenigson Kristy, Nashville, TN; Catherine Kruck, Fort Wayne, IN; Lorena Martin, Corpus Cristi, TX; Samuel Melo, Fort Wayne, IN; Tatiana Mitchell, Indianapolis, IN; Rebecca Ortega, Charlestown, IN; Kimberly Perez, Logansport, IN; Carolina Salter, Crawfordsville, IN; Ivan Villasboa, Indianapolis, IN; Adriana Vowels, Louisville, KY, and Maria Wildridge, Indianapolis, IN.

28 individuals were admitted as Indiana interpreters at the December 5, 2007 swearing-in ceremony.

To learn more, including contact information, about Molly and Indiana’s other certified court interpreters, visit the Indiana certified court interpreter registry at