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May 26th – Translators and Interpreters Walk and Share in Eagan!

Century College Translators & Interpreters Walk & Share May 26th at 9:00 am Join a hike and share! Location: Lebanon Hills Regional Park (Meet at the Visitor Center) 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123 Time: Meet at 9:00 AM, leave for hike at 9:30 AM Plan for approximately a 2-hour hike The alumni and students of Century College have created a… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Language Access Advocates, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Translators

U.S. National Labor Board Hits SOSI Where It Hurts

All over the country, U.S. language companies have feared the dreaded labor audit. SOSI got one. And they lost. SOSI is the huge company that sends in almost all of the interpreters for U.S. immigration courts. A judge in Washington, D.C. slapped SOSI with penalties and back taxes for “misclassifying” contractors as employees. The judge also… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Legal Interpreters

RESOURCE: From Europe Comes the “Understanding Justice” Project

From Europe Comes the “Understanding Justice” Project If you are interested in legal interpreting, and especially interpreting for mediation and civil justice, last year a European project was completed. It is impressive. The project website offers, for example: A project report Videos of mediation sessions An interpreter self-assessment (an online training tool) These are rich and valuable… READ MORE »

Related to: Legal Interpreters, Training Resources

Maui Telescope Protestor Battles Over Hawaiian Language Use in Court

There’s a court case that’s drawing a lot of attention and not just for the reason the defendant is on trial but because he is insisting on defending himself in his native Hawaiian language… Kaleikoa Kaʻeo appeared in court this morning at 10:00 a.m. Upon being summoned, he responded to the judge in Hawaiian language saying, “Eia… READ MORE »

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2018 NAJIT Scholars Program

NAJIT is once again offering the opportunity to attend their annual conference to five scholars who have been in TRIN programs in 2017 and/or 2018. Past winners have included participants from our own programs here in Minnesota, so don’t hesitate to apply if you would like to attend this conference in San Francisco in June… READ MORE »

Related to: Legal Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Training Resources, Translators

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