Court Interpreter Training

Court Interpreter Training Series

January 26, 2019
Hall of Justice Courthouse
4100 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 8:30 am)
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Course Description

Civil Terminology and Practice
This course focuses on Spanish/English terminology used in civil court, including terminology typical to pleadings, discovery, pre-trial conferences, motions, interrogatories, trials and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Participants will practice the material presented using actual court documents and various court proceedings in audio. They will also receive login credentials to access an online interpreting laboratory with audio practices of various civil proceedings.

Language Neutral - Civil Terminology and Practice
This course focuses on terminology used in civil court including terminology typical to pleadings, discovery, pre-trial conferences, motions, interrogatories, trials and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Participants will practice the material presented using mock scenarios.

Course Objectives for both Spanish/English and Language Neutral Courses:
Upon successful completion of these courses, participants will:

  • Recognize the various stages of a civil case.
  • Improve their ability to interpret terminology used in tort claims, such as personal injuries, battery, negligence, defamation, medical malpractice and fraud.
  • Understand terminology that may vary depending on the type of civil proceedings being interpreted.
  • Describe the similarities and differences between civil and criminal case types.

So You Want to be an Interpreter
This is an introduction to the profession of court interpreting and it is intended for bilingual individuals who are considering becoming court interpreters.

Course Objectives

  • Examine the profession of court interpreting and how it fits into the justice system in California.
  • Discuss the knowledge, skills and abilities required to become a court interpreter.
  • Explain how a bilingual individual may become a certified or registered court interpreter.
  • Guide participants in analyzing their own readiness for the court interpreting profession and suggest ways to prepare for the testing process.

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