Course Description

Studying ethics helps interpreters when things get complicated from a moral perspective. These situations can be confusing enough when contained to one field of interpreting but can be even more challenging when legal and medical ethics overlap. This 30-minute class will explore situations where these areas can intersect, and how to handle them.

Claudia Villalba

Claudia E. Villalba, a graduate of Kean University, taught court interpretation at Rutgers University and Brookdale CC in the State of New Jersey where she worked for 10 years for the New Jersey Judiciary as a staff interpreter, and subsequently as the supervising court interpreter for the County of Middlesex where she also trained court interpreters. She has worked with the NCSC as a subject matter expert for over five years. She is currently the supervising court interpreter for the 7th Judicial Circuit in the State of Florida. She is certified by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts as a Federally Certified Court Interpreter. She is also a Certified Court interpreter by the Florida Court Interpreter Certification Board.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Parallels and Contrasts: An Ethical Approach to Medical and Legal Interpreting!

    • Canons for Court Interpreters

    • Medical Code of Ethics

  • 2

    Video Lecture

    • An Ethical Approach Video

  • 3

    An Ethical Approach Quiz

    • An Ethical Approach

Student Access

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  • Our 40 hour courses include 6 months of access. All other courses can be accessed for 3 months.

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