Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN  46204

Angela Joseph
Staff Attorney
Phone: 317-234-3935
angela.joseph@courts.in.gov

Krystal Grimes
Program Coordinator
Phone: 317-234-3824
krystal.grimes@courts.in.gov

Court Interpreter Certification > Certified Interpreter Registry > Elsadig Hag-Elagib Elsadig Hag-Elagib

  • A certified Arabic/English interpreter/translator with substantial experience in, legal, medical, technical, business and conference interpretation and translation. Experienced interpreters' trainer, and language teacher and educator with strong cross-cultural communication, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Native Arabic speaker, born and educated in the Sudan; lived and practiced teaching and interpreting in the Arabic countries and gained substantial experience in almost all Arabic dialects.
  • Three years as English/Arabic bilingual teacher in the U.S.
  • Currently work as a full-time English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for the Coldwater Community Schools, Coldwater, MI. The ESL program offers instruction in English pronunciation, grammar, writing, reading, speaking, and listening for students whose first languages are not English to help them succeed academically. Helped the state of Michigan Department of Education translate, proofread and video-present the high school MEAP Test in the Arabic language.
  • Two years as interpreting instructor and trainer with the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan responsible for outreaching aspiring interpreters of varied languages and recruit them. Successfully recruited and trained immigrant candidates from different ethnic groups. Most of them are now confidently serving as interpreters in the community organizations; a program funded by State of Michigan Family Independence Agency.
  • The first court interpreter to pass the Arabic Language Court Interpreters' Certification Examination in the state of Michigan.
  • 15 years of interpreting and translation experience in the United States and overseas mostly in Saudi Arabia and Sudan includes legal, medical, conference, technical, scientific and business translation and interpretation with solid record of achievements. Provided effective and quick services to state & federal courts, government agencies, major law firms, hospitals and healthcare providers.
  • Arabic language certification test rater and consultant to the State Court Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Michigan.
  • Michigan State Court Administrative Office approved trainer; taught workshops to aspiring Arabic interpreters on modes of interpreting, ethics, and professional responsibilities of court interpreters.
  • Gave several presentations on cultural awareness and linguistic differences to the community and universities in the area.
  • Affiliations:
    • Member of NAJIT [National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators]
    • Member of MITIN [Michigan Translators and Interpreters Network]
    • Member of NCATA [National Capital Chapter of American Translators Association]
    • Member of ATN [Arab Translators Network]
    • Member of TESOL [Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages]
    • Member of ASCD [Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development]
    • Member of NEA [The National Education Association]
    • Member of MEA [Michigan Education Association]