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Legal Interpreters

Legal interpreters have an important job. They make it possible for limited English Speakers to have equal access to the legal system as mandated by law.

The Legal Interpreting Committee is comprised of interpreter members who organize events that provide learning and networking opportunities for individuals working as interpreters within the court system and other legal settings. Explore the types of trainings we do by checking out the programs below.

Join This Committee

Members in good standing are welcome to join the Legal Interpreting Committee. Email us at info@umtia.org.

Legal Interpretation Training & Events

If there are upcoming events for the Legal Interpreting Committee, they will be displayed below. If you’re interested in attending a particular topic, and would like it to be covered in a future training please email us at info@umtia.org.

May
6
Sat
Childhood Speech Development @ John Nasseff Heart Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Childhood Speech Development

FOR LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS in the field of EDUCATION and HEALTH CARE

Presented by: Sierra Armien Funk 

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This workshop will study child development from 0 to 5 years of age, with a special emphasis on speech development, and a summary of the evaluation methods used to determine eligibility for special education services for the 0-3 age group and the 3-5 age group.

Sierra Armien Funk began working in education in 2000, serving English Language Learners and their parents in a variety of roles. She trained as an Interpreter and Translator, completing the Translation and Interpreting Certificate program in 2010. Sierra began working in the North Saint Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale school district’s early childhood program as a Cultural Liaison and Interpreter and now serves as Bilingual Parent Educator in the the Early Childhood Family Education program. She completed her Master’s in Education and MN state teaching licensure in Parent and Family Education in 2016. She teaches adults about child development and parenting strategies in both English and Spanish. Sierra continues to dedicate herself to interpreting for Early Childhood Special Education home visits with the Birth-Two team. She is passionate about overcoming barriers that families of different languages and cultural backgrounds face in accessing education.

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When: Saturday May 6th, 2017

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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3 hours of continuing education credits

3 Point ATA Continuing Education Credit

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LOCATION:
United and Children´s Hospital (Conference Hall)
Lower level, United Hospital’s John Nasseff HeartCenter
255 Smith Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Online registration (up to May 4th) click here

May
20
Sat
Minneapolis Interpreter Support Group @ Whittier Clinic
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Medical or legal, spoken language or sign language; whatever the discipline, interpreters act as both witness and narrator of many aspects of trauma,  which over time can impact mental health and emotional well-being.

This workshop is a continuation of previous sessions, but you can come to one or to all.

Nobody knows what it is like to be an interpreter as well as another interpreter. It can be a stressful and exhausting job, especially when we interpret distressing or horrific stories. This support group will include education related to stress and self care as well as dedicated time to support each other, ask questions, and share experiences. Come to receive support, learn something new, or to support others!

The workshop consists of a two hour presentation and conversation in a small group setting. 

Presenter:  Dr. Jaclyn Henry

Dr. Henry is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in primary care mental health integration. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas and completed a fellowship in primary care mental health integration at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. At HCMC, she treats physical and mental health conditions with cognitive and behavioral therapies including behavioral activation, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mind/body interventions. She helps patients with behavior change, using motivational interviewing strategies.

1 hour of continuing education credit
1 Point ATA Continuing Education Credit
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Online registration: click here!

Registration opens April 27th, 2017

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Pay by credit card or paypal
NEW Preregistered Members: $5.00
Preregistered Non-members: $10.00

Same day registration: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
All (members and non-members) same day registration: $10.00
Pay by check or cash
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If you do not register ahead of time, you must arrive BEFORE 8:45!
Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. or leaving before 11 a.m. will not receive a certificate of participation. Please be considerate of colleagues and organizers and arrive early!
Jul
22
Sat
St. Paul Interpreter Support Group @ Arch Language Network
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Medical or legal, spoken language or sign language; whatever the discipline, interpreters act as both witness and narrator of many aspects of trauma,  which over time can impact mental health and emotional well-being.

This workshop is a continuation of previous sessions, but you can come to one or to all.

Nobody knows what it is like to be an interpreter as well as another interpreter. It can be a stressful and exhausting job, especially when we interpret distressing or horrific stories. This support group will include education related to stress and self care as well as dedicated time to support each other, ask questions, and share experiences. Come to receive support, learn something new, or to support others!

The workshop consists of a two hour presentation and conversation in a small group setting. 

Presenter:  Stephen Sewell

Stephen Sewell’s first experience as an ad hoc medical interpreter was at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1971 (long before interpreting was regularly available). He has pursued his interest in Spanish language and culture through various community service jobs, as well as being a teacher of Spanish. His wide-ranging interests include cognitive development, cooking, music and the brain, and gardening. He is especially interested in encouraging others to explore learning and self-care opportunities. He recently completed training to be a trainer for The Community Interpreter International course.

1 hour of continuing education credit
1 Point ATA Continuing Education Credit
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 Online registration: here!

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Pay by credit card or paypal
NEW Preregistered Members: $5.00
Preregistered Non-members: $10.00
Same day registration: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
All (members and non-members) same day registration: $10.00
Pay by check or cash
Details on the location: ARCH Language Services in St. Paul. Feel free to park in the back parking lot (no charge). Come in through the back door and then take the elevator or stairs on the left to go down to the lower level. Pass the ARCH office on your left and you will arrive at the cozy conference room!
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If you do not register ahead of time, you must arrive BEFORE 8:45!
Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. or leaving before 11 a.m. will not receive a certificate of participation. Please be considerate of colleagues and organizers and arrive early!
Sep
9
Sat
Minneapolis Interpreter Support Group @ Whittier Clinic
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Medical or legal, spoken language or sign language; whatever the discipline, interpreters act as both witness and narrator of many aspects of trauma,  which over time can impact mental health and emotional well-being.

This workshop is a continuation of previous sessions, but you can come to one or to all.

Nobody knows what it is like to be an interpreter as well as another interpreter. It can be a stressful and exhausting job, especially when we interpret distressing or horrific stories. This support group will include education related to stress and self care as well as dedicated time to support each other, ask questions, and share experiences. Come to receive support, learn something new, or to support others!

The workshop consists of a two hour presentation and conversation in a small group setting. 

Presenter:  Heidi S. Telschow, LICSW

1 hour of continuing education credit
1 Point ATA Continuing Education Credit
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 Online registration: here!

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Pay by credit card or paypal
NEW Preregistered Members: $5.00
Preregistered Non-members: $10.00
Same day registration: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
All (members and non-members) same day registration: $10.00
Pay by check or cash
.
If you do not register ahead of time, you must arrive BEFORE 8:45!
Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. or leaving before 11 a.m. will not receive a certificate of participation. Please be considerate of colleagues and organizers and arrive early!
Nov
11
Sat
Save the Date: UMTIA Conference @ University of MN
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the Date!!

For UMTIA’s 2017 Conference

To include many great presentations on various topics as well as a membership meeting. The University of Minnesota will be hosting. We hope to see you there!

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