Mind Maps: How the Mind Makes Decisions and, How Unconscious Biases Affect Our Decisions

“This workshop will focus on ways humans make decisions which will give you the ability to make decisions that are more aligned with your intentions for your work and your life. We will discuss Nobel Prize winning theories of the mind. We will explore various biases and how they affect our decision making. This is…

Beginning Court/Legal Terminology for Interpreters

“This interactive workshop is designed for participants who are interested in pursuing courtinterpreter certification. Many interpreters and interpreting students are interested in eventuallyworking in a court/legal setting but are unsure where to start. The information presented in thisworkshop is primarily vocabulary/concept based and is designed to provide a foundation fromwhich to build a more well-rounded…

How to Succeed in (the interpreting) Business Without Even Trying

“One of the most awkward parts of being an interpreter is getting into the nitty gritty of the business side of things. Developing an appropriate rate, contracting, rate negotiation, standard practices, and invoicing are usually not taught in most interpreter preparation programs. During this workshop, we will talk about techniques to develop your own contract,…

Consecutive Interpreting, Notetaking & Witness Testimony PART 2

“This seminar will define consecutive interpreting and notetaking for use in court and legal settings by example and illustration of spoken language interpreting theory and practice.  The seminar will present evidence from research in the field of sign language interpreting demonstrating the effective ness of the mode.  Participants will engage in intra-language exercises for notetaking…

Right or Wrong: Making Decisions in Legal Interpreting Work

“This workshop will explore ethical decision making pertaining to legal and courtroom  settings. We will discuss how and what makes legal interpreting unique yet applicable to  other genres of interpreting. Legal documents such as the guilty plea, the Miranda Warning, and others will be analyzed for interpreting implications.  “ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBZTDAvJGlw Evaluation Link: https://forms.gle/ntgnn7PfxFimgH9XA

How Do I Know if I’m Ready to Work in Legal Settings?

“A theme in many basic interpreter education programs involves teaching language skills and orienting students to the Deaf community. Often, student interpreters are told to avoid legal interpreting at all costs. Understandably, instructors want students to learn solid language and interpreting skills before entering this high-risk setting. However, many qualified generalist interpreters never take the…