Course Description

This orientation will introduce participants to the importance of certification for the court interpreting profession, and explain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for court interpreters. Participants will learn about each of the three modes of interpretation: sight, consecutive, and simultaneous interpretation, and will learn what skills are required for each. This course will go over interpreter ethics and courtroom protocol, as well as the Nevada legal system and certification program. By the end of this orientation, participants will know what will be required of them in the courtroom and during the oral and written certification exams.

Meet The Instructor

Agustin de la Mora

Agustín Servin de la Mora is the president of DE LA MORA Institute of Interpretation. He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, and has been a professional freelance and staff interpreter for the last 28 years. He is one of the Supervisor Raters for the National Center for State Courts and has been a lead rater for the federal and consortium oral exams for court interpreters. He was the lead interpreter for the Ninth Judicial Circuit for over a decade, served as member of the Project Advisory Committee responsible for the creation of the National Standards for Healthcare Interpreter Training Programs for the NCIHC. He was a member of the Florida Court Interpreter Certification Board and a voting member of the Technical Committee of the National Consortium for Interpreter Certification. He is a state and federally certified court interpreter, as well as a certified medical interpreter. He has been a consultant for the Administrative Offices of the State Courts, conducting orientation seminars and advanced skills workshops for interpreters in at least 15 states. He has been featured as a speaker and presenter in several national conventions, including those of NAJIT, ATA, IMIA, and NASCA.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Self Assessments

    • Self Assessment Quiz

    • Self Assessment Nevada Orientation

  • 3

    Introduction to Court Interpretation

    • Module 1 - Intro

    • Sight Handout

    • Module 2 - Sight Translation

  • 4

    Introduction to Ethics and the Role of the Interpreter in the Courtroom

    • Introduction to Ethics

    • Interpreters In The Court Room

  • 5

    Consecutive Skill Building and Note Taking Techniques

    • Consecutive Interpretation and Taking Notes

  • 6

    Simultaneous Interpretation Techniques

    • Simultaneous Interpretation Techniques

  • 7

    Resources and Professional Development

    • Resources and Professional Associations

  • 8

    Written and Oral Proficiency Exams Overview

    • Court Interpreter 101

    • Exams Overview

    • Judiciary and Criminal Procedure

  • 9

    Thank You For Attending!

    • Congratulations!

Student Access

Student access on this platform is limited the same as if attending a live class.

  • Enrollment into this self-paced course includes access for 3 months.

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  • 407-677-4155

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