Continuing Education

Interpreting in Criminal Jury Trials

April 20, 2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT

The course covers all the stages of a criminal jury trial from jury selection to the reading of the verdict. We will review the terminology for each stage, including Voire Dire, objections, and jury instructions. The course also covers situations that interpreters often encounter, such as objections to testimony before interpretation has been rendered and requests to interpret video or audio evidence. The course is instructor-led and is offered on-line to interpreters of all languages.

You can see a sample of the course materials here. All of the materials will be available for downloading at the end of the class.

This course has been approved for 3 CE credits for interpreters certified to work in courts in Colorado (CE 24015), California (L7316) and Nebraska. The cost of the class is $50.

DUI 101

June 15, 2024

DUI is one of the most frequent types of cases encountered by court interpreters. In addition to the terminology used in court proceedings, interpreters are required to know and interpret elements of the roadside encounter leading up to the charge (such as roadside maneuvers) and the administrative process that takes place in the DMV (such as Interlock devices and SR-22 insurance requirements). The class provides an overview of DUI cases starting with the first contact with the authorities up to the resolution of the case in a trial or through a plea.

The course is open to interpreters of all languages.

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