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 is currently a freelance interpreter and interpreter trainer. She holds a Court Interpreter Federal Certification issued by the U.S. Courts, and a State of Florida Court Interpreter Certification. She is also a NBCMI Certified Medical Interpreter, and is Qualified by the Department of Justice to interpret in immigration courts. She has over 25 years of experience working as an interpreter in diverse types of cases. She achieved Master Level approval while 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. For 11 years she was the supervising court interpreter for the 7th Judicial Circuit in the State of Florida. She is a subject matter expert for interpreter certification bodies at both the state and the federal level.

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

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

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

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