Friday, April 3, 2009

Court Interpreters

A seminar will be held in Delaware for sign language interpreters who work in the court system. Widener University School of Law's Legal Education Institute is offering the program over the course of two weekends at Widener's Brandywine Hundred campus. The court system presents special challenges for interpreters especially regarding liability. And court interpreters are not permitted to speak with witnesses outside the courtroom. The National Center for State Courts is working to come up with proficiency tests for court interpreters. Sign language court interpreters already must pass RID’s certification test. There are only about 200 people specializing in interpreting ASL in courts around the country. Here is more infomation on the seminar.