Certified Deaf and hearing INTERPRETERS, STUDENTS AND DEAF COMMUNITY
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FRIDAY- April 6, 2018—6:00 to 9:00pm
SATURDAY-April 7, 2018
INTERPRETING in a Civil Courtroom Setting: A Mock Trail Experience
Instructor: Anna Witter-Merithew
This is a ten (10) contact hour training focused on interpreting in a civil courtroom setting during the implementation of a mock trial. Working collaboratively with the local court system and legal community, the mock trial will be staffed and implemented in a fashion that simulates what actually transpires in a courtroom. The target audience for this training event is certified Deaf and hearing interpreters who have completed introductory training in the area of legal interpreting and seek to gain hands-on experience in a simulated courtroom setting. This training will be of particular interest to interpreters who possess the SC:L and seek more court interpreting opportunities, or training that meets the requirement for their specialty CEUs[aw1] [aw2] . This training is also open to students, non-certified interpreters, and Deaf Community members who can observe the mock trial as part of a ‘fish-bowl’ learning opportunity.
The matter addressed during the mock trial will be a child custody proceeding involving Deaf parents who are going through a divorce and each trying to gain primary custody of a Deaf child. This dynamic hands-on learning experience will provide certified practitioners with the opportunity to practice interpreting lines of questioning that arise during direct and cross examination, as well as exposure to the stages involved in a civil proceeding, and the related court personnel.
Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:
· Discuss the legal parameters that impact lines of questioning by attorneys during direct and cross examination and interviews.
· Discuss the impact of legal strategy on the framing and execution of lines of questioning conducted by attorneys.
· Discuss the translation demands that exist when interpreting lines of questioning and possible controls that can be used by the interpreter, with the resulting demands that are associated with each control.
· Discuss the role of consecutive interpreting and notetaking as a control option that can be applied during the interpretation of deaf witness testimony.
· Generate sample interpretations during a mock family court proceeding that involves multiple witness testimony, some of which is by deaf witnesses.
· Identify resources for continued skill development.
This workshop will be in Charlotte, NC and is sponsored by NCRID/5 POINTS RID
Location: Will Be Determined
The goal is to schedule this workshop in the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Courthouse
832 E 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW
This workshop is designed for multiple audiences
ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS: CETIFIED INTERPRETERS. The target audience for this training event is certified Deaf and hearing interpreters who have completed introductory training in the area of legal interpreting and seek to gain hands-on experience in a simulated courtroom setting. These registrants will be scheduled into rotations of team interpreting of various aspects of the court proceedings.
ALL OTHERS: This training is also open to students, non-certified interpreters, and Deaf Community members who can observe the mock trial as part of a ‘fish-bowl’ learning opportunity. As part of the fishbowl process, these participants will engage in discussion about their observations and consider the decision-making processes in which the working interpreters are involved. Any of these individuals who would like to earn CEUs will be required to take a pre- and post-test.