Secrets to Share with Deaf People about Interpreting in Court
In legal interpreting seminars, it is often said that court interpreting is different from community interpreting. At times, these differences can pose ethical demands when interpreters feel constrained to conduct themselves in a manner that would be objectionable in a community setting. Court interpreters have an obligation to explain these conflicts and the rationale behind them to Deaf consumers in a considerate manner. This educational piece is a critical link to improve the relations between court interpreters and the communities we serve. This seminar will address the key protocol which presents a conflict between community and legal interpreting and suggest methods and rationale to be incorporated into the discussion with the Deaf consumer prior to interpreting in court.
Target Audience: Interpreters interested in legal interpreting