This workshop gives interpreters an overview of the basic protocols, strategies and knowledge necessary to enter the courtroom. Lecture focuses on a few topics including, but not limited to, structure of the federal and state court, lawyer's perspective on working with interpreters, deaf-hearing team, and introducing the players in the court room. Interpreters will leave with a fundamental grasp of interpreter role and responsibilities in legal and court settings.
Participants will be able to describe when an interpreter is needed in the courtroom.
Participants will be able to list at least three responsibilities of an interpreter in a court setting.
Participants will be able to list at least two laws an interpreter is expected to follow in the court setting.