Interpreting Justice: Working Effectively with Judicial Interpreters

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
**This is a free event for all section members. Registration is required.

The right to be meaningfully present at important stages of a judicial process may require the use of language or sign interpreters. This presentation explains the importance of using certified or qualified interpreters, how to find a good interpreter and how to work effectively with a spoken or sign language interpreter. It also describes the interpreters' code of conduct, some of the techniques used by interpreters, and obstacles to effective interpretation. It will describe strategies for working with interpreters in court and in other settings, such as depositions, interviews and mediation.

This luncheon program is sponsored by the Sections Office, in cosponsorship with the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, Antitrust and Consumer Law Section, Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section, Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section, District of Columbia Affairs Section, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section, Family Law Section, Government Contracts and Litigation Section, Health Law Section, Intellectual Property Law Section, International Law Section, Labor and Employment Law Section, Law Practice Management Section, Litigation Section, Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section, Taxation Section, and Tort Law Section.

** This program is offered in a live webinar/webcast format.

Please note: If webcasting service is disabled during the program, only audio transmission will be available for the remainder of that program. Also note: webinar/webcast information will be e-mailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event.

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW, Conference Center
(Metro Center Station)
Washington DC 20005

Contact Information
Sections Office
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877

  • Hon. Hiram E. Puig-Lugo, Associate Judge D.C. Superior Court

  • Ron Earnest, Criminal Defense Lawyer and Federally Certified Spanish Interpreter

  • Terri Shaw, Federal and State Certified Spanish Interpreter


**Group Webinar (Info. will be e-mailed


**Webinar (Info. will be e-mailed to registrants)