Regional Court Interpreter Skills Development Workshop – Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese Languages

Regional Court Interpreter Skills Development Workshop
In the Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese Languages

Date:        October 19 and 20th, 2013                           Time: 8:15 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Location: Criminal Justice Center, Philadelphia
1301 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Cost:        $250.00 (Includes Continental breakfast, workshop and access to materials)

The Widener Legal Education Institute is pleased to offer a language specific workshop for court interpreters of all skill levels and backgrounds, beginners, intermediate and advanced interpreters as well as individuals with general interest in becoming a Court Interpreter for the Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese languages. Plenary sessions will be language neutral.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The goal of this workshop is to guide the participant in the development of the indispensable, practical skills that are particular to the consecutive, simultaneous and sight interpretation modes. The workshop is a collaborative effort with Widener University School of Law, the First Judicial District (the Philadelphia Courts) and the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). In support of the collaboration are the Philadelphia companies which offer interpretation and translation services, Quantum, Inc., EZ Language, Language Services Associates, as well as the Delaware Valley Translators Association and the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness. This workshop will ensure equal access to justice for litigants with limited English proficiency, (LEPs), and provide institutional training for spoken language interpreters with regard to court proceedings in the Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese languages.

For more information about the presenters and to register, please see the brochure: RegionalCourtInterpreter_Workshop_Oct._2013