Legal Urpi

Legal Translation, Interpreting, and Consulting

Welcome to Legal Urpi

Legal Urpi is a boutique translation, interpreting, and consulting agency run by Gloria M. Rivera.

Her main goal is enabling a clear, accurate, and culturally competent communication between the writer or speaker and his or her audience. All of this takes place within the highest professional standards in the industry. 

Her focus is translation of medical and medical-legal documents, simultaneous, consecutive, and whispered interpreting in medical, community , and legal settings.

Why Choose Legal Urpi?

¡Hola! My name is Gloria M. Rivera and I am "the brains" behind Legal Urpi. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where I achieved a medical degree from Universidad San Martin de Porres. After working as a physician/surgeon in Lima, I moved to the States and had a career change. I pursued and achieved a Professional Certificate of Translation and Interpreting English/Spanish from UCSD Extension and taught for said program. I hold both medical interpreting certifications that are valid nationwide, Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI-Spanish) and Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI-Spanish). I am also a California Certified Court Interpreter (CCCI) and have extensive experience as a conference and escort interpreter. Another one of my passions is teaching and I am a Faculty Member of the National Center for Interpretation of the University of Arizona since 2013. Also, I am the recipient of CHIA's 2018 Trainer of the Year Award and teach at interpreting conferences in the United States and abroad. In short, my medical background as a physician/surgeon and extensive experience as a medical and court interpreter makes me the perfect choice to meet your medical-legal translation, interpreting, and consulting needs.

Our Services


Translation of documents such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, diplomas, immigration documents, and other legal documents. Specialized in handwritten documents and medical documents such as medical histories, and imaging reports.


Interpreting for immigration (USCIS) and court interviews. Specialized in simultaneous and consecutive modalities for attorney-client meetings, depo preps, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, witness interviews, expert witness testimony, hearings, and conferences.

Med-Legal Interpreting

Interpreting for medical legal evaluations in personal injury, malpractice, and Worker's Compensation cases (AMEs, QMEs, and IMEs). Also, Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) and psychological and psychiatric evaluations.

Contact Info

Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday:     09:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday:  Upon Request

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