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NOT be carried forward into your next compliance period.
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Dramatic demographic changes in the past two decades and the emergence of language-based legal rights have increased the likelihood that you will soon be involved in a proceeding in which an interpreter is needed. Many experienced litigators have no idea of the many traps awaiting the unwary when a party or witness needs an interpreter. To effectively represent your client, you absolutely must have a basic grasp of the role of the interpreter and the special skills that are needed to work with one.
This program features Prof. Holly Mikkelson, a nationally recognized expert on court interpreting who is herself a certified court interpreter and translator. Using a lively discussion format, video clips and handy written reference materials, Prof. Mikkelson, Friends of Farmworkers attorney Arthur Read and the Honorable Marlene Lachman examine a number of skills topics from the differing vantage points of judge, attorney and interpreter.
Critical Topics Include:
When to ask for an interpreter
Proper voir dire of an interpreter
How to spot an unqualified interpreter (even if you donít speak the language)
The role of the court interpreter
Use of simultaneous v. consecutive modes of interpreting
Ethical constraints on professional interpreter conduct
What a professional interpreter canít do for you
How to elicit testimony on direct and cross through an interpreter
NEW notice about getting CLE credit Ė changed October 2005 (1 Page, 21 KB)
Course Outline (Slides in Note-Taking Format) (6 Pages, 53 KB)
Materials Part 1 (14 Pages, 663 KB)
Materials Part 2 (6 Pages, 606 KB)
Materials Part 3 (12 Pages, 1 MB)
Materials Part 4 (7 Pages, 962 KB)
Materials Part 5 (30 Pages, 592 KB)
Major Ethics Rules Changes (Rev. August 2009) (ETHICS COURSES ONLY) (2 Pages, 26 KB)
"This was solid, practical information presented in a way that held my attention. Good use of videos and slides and the speakers were excellent, not the "talking heads" often appearing in videos." (Media, PA)
"This was my first experiene with on line CLE and I very much enjoyed it. It would be nice to get more that just 4 credits a year this way." (Philadelphia, PA)
"I was glad that the speakers referenced the Supreme Court Study because that study raised very important issues and information." (Washington, DC)
"Very informative program!" (Phoenixville, PA)
"First online seminar. Excellent. Faculty was also very very good." (Philadelphia, PA)
"I would suggest making this CLE mandatory for all practitioners. It's amazing what we think we know vs. reality. It really is an eye opener and demonstrates the true meaning of justice for all." (Ankara, 0)
"Very informative seminar." (Washington, DC)
"Excellent program and facility." (Media, PA)
"Very helpful" (Alexandria, VA)
"Very useful. Significant applicability to hearings in the administrative realm. Will use the information to train advocates in labor arbitration and labor board cases." (Harrisburg, PA)
"The clips were very helpful." (Swedesboro, NJ)
"I like the online CLE option and this program provided good insight into dealing with interpreter issues." (Philadelphia, PA)
"A riveting experience" (Flourtown, PA)
"an important subject that warrants attention. thanks to all for bringing it to the forefront." (Paoli, PA)
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