Workshop by Nestor Wagner (4 CIMCE credits, Spanish)

The Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California (AIJIC) presents two Spanish CIMCE approved workshops donated by Nestor Wagner, founder and director of the Southern California School of Interpretation in Santa Fe Springs, and Certified Court and Medical Interpreter in California.

Saturday May 2, 2015 – 10 am to noon; 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2981 Advantage Way, Sacramento, CA 95834)

Labor Terminology (CIMCE L3318, 2 hours, Spanish): Compromise and release form (Workers Comp). Construction and tools. Unfair dismissals.

Contracts and Real Estate Terminology (CIMCE L3319, 2 hours, Spanish): Commercial and residential lease agreements. Tenancy at will. Real estate terminology for the banking industry. Breach of contract.

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend the event, you’re welcome to pay at the door. *****Door registration: $150

Free parking.

By taking this workshop, you will be supporting AIJIC
and our goals (click here for more info)

The AIJIC Board of Directors thanks Nestor Wagner for donating this workshop and for his continuous support of AIJIC.


Nestor Wagner was born in Argentina. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1986 and his Master’s degree in 1990 from the University of Washington.

Mr. Wagner has been a certified Medical, Administrative Hearings and Court Interpreter for over 15 years. In 1993, he founded and became the Director of the Southern California School of Interpretation, in Los Angeles. The Southern California School of Interpretation is the leading Spanish interpreter training school in California, with enrollment of over 800 students.

In 2002, Mr. Wagner was appointed as an advisor to the State Personnel Board for the Medical and Administrative Hearings Interpreter examination.

In 2004, 2006, and 2008, Mr. Wagner was appointed by Justice Ronald M. George of the Supreme Court of California, as an advisor to the Judicial Council of California on matters pertaining to the testing and training of interpreters.

Mr. Wagner is also an advisor to various healthcare providers on quality control of medical interpretation in hospitals and medical centers.

In 2006, Mr. Wagner developed a unique online interpreter training program which includes extensive assessments of the students’ interpreting skills. These assessments are conducted by telephone by certified instructors. Training includes full access to lectures, class material and an extensive menu of practices via the online interpreting laboratory 24/7. Currently, this program has 380 students from all over the United States and the world.

Mr. Wagner has received various commendations from the state of California Senate and from the cities of Santa Fe Springs and Monterey Park. He has been interviewed by Fox Channel and Univision on issues pertaining to interpreter training and constitutional rights of limited English proficient individuals. He has also been interviewed by major Hispanic newspapers, such as La Opinión, Excelsior and Hoy.

Mr. Wagner is the author of several books, such as Interpreting Criminal Proceedings I and II, Introduction to Medical Interpretation I and II, Interpreting in International Conferences, Sight Translation Techniques for Court Interpreters, Advanced Consecutive Techniques, and Normalization of Legal Terminology.

Mr. Wagner enhances the quality of training at the Southern California School of Interpretation by implementing the latest technology in his program, which includes an online interpreting laboratory 24/7, online video lectures, online seminars, mock examinations and many other services offered to the students, which continue to increase the school’s pass rate of certified interpreters and thus contribute to establishing the Southern California School of Interpretation as the school with the highest pass rate of certified interpreters in the state and federal jurisdictions.