Court Interpreter Training – 11/8 and 11/9 2012 – Austin

Court Interpreter Training – 11/8 and 11/9 2012 – Austin

The Right Rights
Conceptual Accuracy in Miranda Warning Interpretation

Presenter: Brandon Morgan
Date: Thursday, 11/8/2012 Time: 8:00am-11:00am and 1:30-5:00pm (Must attend full time period) .6 BEI CEUs
Location: 4900 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas, Suite 1420

“You have the right to remain silent,” a statement that seems simple enough to interpret… but is it? The dense nature of legal texts often requires more cultural and linguistic expansion than interpreters initially realize. Further complicating this process is the ever-changing nature of the law.

In this session participants will learn various strategies for extracting embedded information and making it explicit to deaf suspects all while considering the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding Miranda. Through language models and text analysis, workshop attendees will gain confidence in developing a conceptually accurate and culturally appropriate interpretation.

Practical Legal Skills Practice: From Theory to Practice

Presenter: Amber Farrelly and Brandon Morgan
Date: Friday, 11/9/2012 Time: 8:30am-5:00pm (Must attend full time period to earn CEUs) .65 BEI CEUs
Location: 4900 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas. Suite 1410

While much training is available to explore the theory and best practices of legal interpreting, there are few opportunities for interpreters to learn the skills portion of the legal interpreting specialization. The focus of this session is bridging the gap between theory and application in legal training. Attendees will be led through an in-depth analysis of commonly encountered legal text. This analysis, paired with practical tips on navigating the texts, will help them develop their own interpretations that can be used in a variety of legal situations. A heavy emphasis will be placed on conceptually accurate, culturally rich interpretation of phrases and concepts commonly encountered in the legal realm. The overall takeaway will be tools for answering the question: “How would I interpret _______?”




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$75 – The Right Rights, November 8, 2012
$75 – Legal Skills Practice, November 9, 2012

Intended audience: interpreters currently working, or interested in working, in legal/court settings and who have a strong command of legal and court terminology. Pre-registration must be received by November 2, 2012. Registration confirmation will be emailed. Communication access services, and any other accommodation, must be requested by October 30, 2012. Email request or call:

[email protected], 800-628-5115 (ask for ext. 3250) or 512-407-3250 or 512-410-7691 (VP).

Mail registration, check or money order to DHHS, PO Box 12904, Austin, Texas 78711.

Download flyer and registration form: (PDF format)

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