November 16, 2007
Supreme skills for Spanish interpreters
The Supreme Court Interpreter Services Program will sponsoring two free two-day training sessions on “Skills Building for Spanish-speaking Court Interpreters.”
The training will provide an overview of course goals and objectives and the role of the court interpreter, addressing judicial procedure with emphasis on criminal cases, modes of interpretation, ethics and interpreter techniques. Day two will involve significant practice, as well as a discussion of note-taking, monitoring and strategies for continued skills development.
The course curriculum consists of exercises to facilitate trainee participation. A full agenda will be provided before the training.
The first of the two-day sessions is in Columbus, November 30 & December 1; the second is in Wilmington, December 14 & 15. The sessions are open to court interpreters who currently provide services to Ohio courts.
To qualify for the training, one must currently provide services to the court and must have attended a Supreme Court-sponsored interpreter training. The course is open to new candidates on a limited basis.
Manager of the Interpreter Services Program is Bruno G. Romero. He can be reached at email@example.com.