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Webinar: Court Interpreter Ethics in Remote Settings

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March 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interpreter Webinar
Sponsored by the New Mexico Translators and Interpreters Association (NMTIA)
Court Interpreter Ethics in Remote Settings
Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Zoom
Session Description:
The face of court interpreting is changing. In a world in which a global pandemic has caused most industries to drastically alter the way they do business to adapt to safety protocols and social distancing requirements, judicial interpreters now find themselves tasked with providing high-level services in a multitude of virtual settings using a diverse array of remote technology. Although the judicial interpreter’s professional responsibilities haven’t changed, the dynamic nature of the virtual environments within which interpreters now work often times presents previously uncontemplated ethical challenges that must be understood and, ultimately, overcome to safeguard the integrity of the judicial process. The main focus of this 2-hour webinar will therefore be to provide pragmatic knowledge and skills to practicing and aspiring court interpreters alike to assist them in making sound ethical decisions while plying their trade in a variety of unpredictable remote settings. During the live session, attendees will not only collaborate with the instructor to analyze the judicial interpreter’s ethical responsibilities in virtual settings, but will also apply what they learn by participating in numerous skits and hands-on exercise.
Presenter: Joshua C. Elliott, Executive Officer, Office of Language Access, Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. Joshua is a Federally and State Certified Court Interpreter with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Murray State University and a Master of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Louisville. He has also been certified as a medical interpreter through the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.
NMTIA is waiving the workshop fee for signed language interpreters, but registration is required. To register for the workshop, follow the link below. Be sure to register with the name and email address that you want to appear on your Certificate of Completion.
The webinar will be presented in spoken English and signed language interpreters will be provided.
NMTIA promotes an environment of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class.
The University of New Mexico is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .2 Legal CEUs at the Little/None to Extensive Content Knowledge Level.

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