Tag Archive: court interpreting

Why provide a forensic transcription translation?

When one enters the profession, one may be called to perform tasks that may (closely or remotely) relate to interpreting/translation. Read or learn about one such task: Forensic Transcription Translation (FTT) in this post by Helen Eby.  Learn how to go about it, should your phone ring.

Juan Pino-Silva, Blog Editor



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Quality Interpreting where Medicine and the Law Intersect | Pomona, CA | Dec 3-4, 2016

You don’t want to miss this workshop series with Holly Mikkelson, Cindy Roat and Dr. Alexandra Tamayo! 


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NAJIT Annual Conference 2017: Call for papers

The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (NAJIT)’s 38th Annual Conference will be held in the greater Washington DC, during May 19-21, 2017.

Call for papers

Interpreters and translators are invited to submit proposals on a variety of topics: Ethics, Medical Interpreting, Skills Development, and Situation Management to name only a few.

Deadline to submit proposals

Monday, December 5th, 2016.

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A Bad Interpretation Can Ruin —Even End a Life

Monica Almada’s article is a sobering and grave reminder for each and every professional interpreter out there to take what we do seriously. Continual improvement, achieved not only by interpreting but by constantly educating ourselves, is an imperative if we are to do justice by all those we serve.

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Toward a Quieter Code of Silence: Upholding the Ethical Standard of Confidentiality

By Jennifer De La Cruz

Got Confidentiality?

Confidentiality is one of the top three ethical principles of every class of interpreting, be it medical, legal, conference or community. Though this article outlines examples from criminal court and was written a few years ago, interpreters in all fields of practice would do well to apply Ms. De La Cruz’ still very relevant examples to their own work. 

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Job announcement: Spanish Language Court Interpreter – Fairfax County – Virginia

There is a Spanish Language Court Interpreter vacancy in the Judicial Branch offices of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Job description:


The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of Spanish Language Court Interpreter. Staff Interpreters report directly to the Foreign Language Services …

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NAJIT Annual Conference 2016 Update


The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) will hold its 37th Annual Conference on May 13-15 in San Antonio, Texas.

**Please visit the NAJIT website (www.najit.org) to learn more about the conference.**

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Job announcement: Spanish Interpreter – Maryland Courts

There is a new job announcement for a Spanish Language Court Interpreter in the Maryland Courts. Open this post to learn more.

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NAJIT Annual Conference 2016 – Call for papers

Call for papers

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT)

37th Annual Conference 2016

May 13–15, 2016

San Antonio, TX

Proposal deadline: December 20, 2015



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ATA56: Continuing Education Credits for court interpreters

Following on our post of October 30 on continuing education credits, here is the list of several Administrative Office of the Courts (AOCs) that have approved the ATA Conference for Continuing Education Credits for certified court interpreters:

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