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 plunge into the legal arena, and this is a trend this seminar seeks to change. This seminar will provide an overview of the legal system for potential court interpreters, including discussion of the roles of court interpreters, signing legal vocabulary, positioning of court interpreters, courtroom personnel, pre requisite knowledge and skills for a legal interpreter, working in Deaf/hearing interpreter teams, court code of conduct, and protocol for court interpreters. "
Attendees are asked to bring an electronic device (laptop or tablet preferred) to this workshop. If you do not have one, you will be able to share with someone who does.