Vocabulary-Building Resources and Techniques for Court Interpreters

June 6, 1 PM-2PM ET

Presenter: Ernest Niño-Murcia
Researching and cataloging new vocabulary is a key skill for interpreters and translators alike. But where can you research new, unfamiliar terms? How should you organize all of these words to avoid becoming overwhelmed? And what are some techniques for reviewing new terms to help cement them in your working vocabulary? In this presentation, the speaker will share some resources and techniques he has acquired, for use in preparing for certification exams or simply for ongoing professional development. Cost: $30.

About the presenter: Ernest Niño-Murcia is a freelance legal interpreter and translator based in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Brown  University with a B.A. in Anthro-Linguistics. As a state and federally-certified court interpreter, he has interpreted legal proceedings and prepared translations, transcriptions and expert witness reports/testimony for clients in the private and public sectors. Outside of court, he has interpreted for public figures such as House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Archbishop  Timothy  Dolan,  Governor  George Pataki  and  Senator Bernie Sanders. He has presented to groups of attorneys, judges and court reporters about court interpreter issues.  Additionally, Ernest is a member of the NAJIT Board of Directors, chairing the Bench and Bar Committee. This webinar is approved for 0.1 RID CEU point and 1 Utah CE hour.


An International Perspective – Family Law Terminology for Translators

July 11, 1 PM-2PM EDT

Presenter: Canadian lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar

This workshop is the first step in understanding family law terminology. It is designed for linguists who are beginning to work in the legal specialty. At the end of this webinar attendees will have increased knowledge with regard to legal structures and specific family law terminology found in various legal settings. This webinar is approved for 1 CEU with Utah, Colorado, Texas, and Oregon. Cost: $30.


Immigration 101: An Interpreter’s Perspective

August 22, 1 PM-2PM EDT

Presenter: Francesca Samuel

This presentation includes a review of the role of EOIR (Executive Office of Immigration Review), background, the differences or similarities of standard legal terminology vs. immigration jargon as well as court protocol and ethics, which differs from other court circuits. The session also provides information regarding the preparation and translation of documents for purposes of immigration and interpreting during proceedings.
All participants receive monolingual and bilingual (Spa<>Eng) glossaries of terms associated with immigration as well as a list of the definitions of the different sections of the law. This webinar is approved for 1 CEU with Utah, Colorado, Texas, and Oregon, and 1.2 CEU with Florida. Cost: $30.


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Choosing the Right Path: Advanced Ethical Decision-Making for Interpreters

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Gloss Up Glossaries

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Interpreting Culture in Healthcare

This evidence-based workshop will showcase the results of an international doctoral study at Osaka University. It explores the perspectives of 468 interpreter practitioners from 25 different countries, with respect to bridging the cultural gap between providers and patients. Presented by Izabel Souza. This webinar was approved for .2 IMIA CEUs. Cost: $35


Interpreter Standards of Conduct and the Law

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Vicarious Trauma

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Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters

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Professional Associations:  Their role in our professional past, present, and future

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