About the instructor
James Plunkett is a nationally-known interpreter instructor. He also trains new judges and court staff on how to work with court interpreters. He is certified by the AOUSC as a Spanish and English court interpreter. He is a rater for a national credentialing program for interpreters. He has worked as a court interpreter for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Florida and as the Coordinator of Interpreting Services and Language Access Program for the District of Columbia Courts. He speaks and trains at state court interpreter programs nationwide and through online teaching platforms. He holds a BA degree in General Social Studies from Providence College. He was raised in Lima, Peru. He also communicates in Portuguese, some French and basic American Sign Language.
Team Interpreting. This dynamic effort will prepare you to work better together resulting in an accurate and complete rendition for those who depend on you to communicate with each other. Often, you have to face a lengthy or complicated proceeding alone, sometimes aware of the risk of jeopardizing the life and liberty of others affected by potentially inaccurate and incomplete renditions. To prevent this from happening, you should work with your strongest ally: a teammate.
This course has been approved for continuing education credits in the following states:
1.5 Credits: MO, TX
2.5 Credits: UT, OR
*(More states TBA)
This course is eligible for continuing education credits in the following states (student is required to submit necessary information): DE, IA, KY, MD, MI, MS, NE