Saturday June 10, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
(with an hour and a half for lunch)
Embassy Suites LAX South
1440 E. Imperial Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245
For all languages.

The Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California (AIJIC) is proud to announce its upcoming 6 CIMCE-approved, language neutral workshop with two distinguished presenters Esther Hermida and Genevieve Navar Franklin.

9:00 AM – Noon: The Role of the Check Interpreter in Legal Matters (3 CIMCE, L4216)
Instructor: Esther Hermida, Federal and California Certified Court Interpreter.

  • Why do parties hire check interpreters?
  • How to handle problems with the interpretation?
  • How to explain to counsel your duty as a certified court interpreter?
  • What does the active interpreter do when challenged by the check interpreter?

We’ll review ethical issues and how to best handle corrections on the record in order to protect the accuracy of the interpretation in the courtroom and in a deposition setting.

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Voicing Your Way Through Ethical and Practical Dilemmas (3 CIMCE, L4221)
Instructor: Genevieve Navar Franklin, Federal and California Certified Court Interpreter and co-editor of the 4th Edition of the Professional Standards and Ethics for California Court Interpreters manual.

Understand and competently apply the tenets of the Professional Standards and Ethics for California Court Interpreter to situational decision-making; be capable of explaining the relevance and effect of said standards and tenets in specific situations to judicial officers and other parties when relevant; differentiate between personal, moral, legal and ethical duties, recognize issues of language, power, and control and their impact on the role of the interpreter and the goals of interpreting, develop skills to maintain objectivity and detachment in one’s work.

Esther Hermida has over 20 years experience as a Federal and California Court Certified Spanish Interpreter. She has experience in complex litigation and high profile cases. She advocates and promotes the use of ethical and professional practices for all certified interpreters.

Genevieve Navar Franklin, Federal and California State Court Certified Interpreter. In 2014 she retired as a Sonoma County Court staff interpreter, but continues to interpret and translate in the private sector. She co-edited the 4th Edition of the California Judicial Council manual Professional Standards and Ethics for California Court Interpreters; and co-presented its eponymous workshop over many years.

Online registration for this event has closed. No refunds.

Door registration: $185

This workshop will be offered as a 6 unit class. Per the Judicial Council requirements, CIMCE credit will be awarded only after completion of the entire educational activity. Partial attendance does not qualify for CIMCE credit.