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Legal Interpreters

VIDEO: Watch the Story of a Historic Immigration Raid in Iowa

Overnight, in 2008, a court interpreter named Erik Camayd-Freixas made national news by reporting on grave miscarriages of justice after what was then the biggest and most famous immigration raid in modern history: Postville, Iowa. Now a new documentary called America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid honors the larger picture of that story. It is a shocking tale… READ MORE »

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September 15, 2018 – TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS WALK AND SHARE at Lake Harriet!

Century College Translators & Interpreters Walk & Share September 15th at 9:00 am JOIN A HIKE AND SHARE! Location: Lake Harriet (meet at the parking lot closest to the Bandshell) West 42nd and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409 Time: Meet at 9:00 AM, leave for hike at 9:30 AM Plan for approximately a 2-hour hike The… READ MORE »

Related to: ASL, Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Remote Interpreting, Translators

2018 MATI Annual Conference in Indianapolis on 9/29/18

Save the date for the 2018 MATI ANNUAL CONFERENCE September 29, 2018 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Located at: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Campus Center 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN REGISTER TODAY… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Remote Interpreting, Training Resources, Translators

A Hug for the Interpreter: My First Experience with Social Services Interpreting

Here about this legal interpreter’s experience taking a dive into social services interpreting as she does a home visit in this article on the NAJIT blog! The last line of the article sums it up best: “You see, Miranda helped me realize that good interpreting is important not only in serious court cases or life… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters

Federal Court Interpreter Certification Scandal Erupts Again

It’s a sad mess. Tony Rosado’s recent blog highlights the latest episode in the saga of U.S. federal court interpreter certification. To refresh your memory, the U.S. federal court interpreter exam (English-Spanish only), is the toughest certification in this country for interpreters. The annual official pass rate is between 4 and 5 percent. But last year interpreters… READ MORE »

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