9:21: CC gets an email from the office administrator at her firm who has e-mailed the entire firm to ask if anybody knows somebody who speaks Ukranian.
9:23: CC emails LinguistFriend.
9:33: CC emails office manager, saying "I know someone who probably speaks Ukranian. Lemme check"
9:35: CC calls LinguistFriend at home. LF says his Ukranian speech isn't that great, though he can read it when he has to. CC says "Ok" and rings off.
9:37: LinguistFriend calls CC back to point out that every Ukranian LF has ever met is bilingual in Russian*. CC thanks LF, rings off again.
9:41: CC calls office manager, explains about the Russian. Office manager says she has just heard from another attorney who used to work with a guy who speaks Ukranian. She thanks CC, but says she will probably go with the other translator, who is an attorney.
An email to a medium-sized law firm yields two Ukranian translators in twenty minutes.
I heart globalization.
*Russian is LF's favorite language. LF is AWESOME in Russian.