Do I Do Legal Interpreting?- 0.3 CEUs


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Product Description

This workshop will focus within the scope of Legal interpreting. However, we will not discuss the work done inside the courtroom. Lecture will provide a guided discussion on legal areas within every day interpreting assignments and explore the relationship between a case in the court and any legally binding agreements outside of the court. There will be a review of legal terminologies and discussion in regard to the mode of interpretation for different aspects of assignments.

Participants will take part in hands on exercises to practice talking about our work with those who work in the legal arena.

This webcast will be presented in ASL 


  1. Participants will be able to identify what makes an interpreting assignment “legal.”
  2. Participants will be able to identify and describe the guidelines for legal interpreting,
  3. Participants will be able to list the standards for Performance and Professional Responsibility for Contract Court Interpreters in the Federal Courts

Additional information


0.3 Professional Studies

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.



Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters

Presenter Information

Christopher Tester, CDI, SC:L
Deaf and a Vermont native, Christopher Tester, lives and works in New York City as an American and British Sign Language Interpreter, consultant, educator and a trainer. He devotes his free time to volunteering his consulting services to local coalitions that aim to provide advocacy for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities in New York City’s legal system.

He is certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and holds Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI). He has eight years of professional experience as a former manager/ trainer at Sorenson Communications and as a Special Projects Coordinator and Investigator at the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. A seasoned presenter, he specializes in workshop and seminar facilitation on topics including (but not limited to) disability rights and laws, deaf and hard of hearing awareness and American Sign Language and interpreting. (For a comprehensive list of workshops, please check the Services tab).

Christopher received his Bachelor’s degree at the College of the Holy Cross and his Professional Certificate from the Interpreter Education Program at LaGuardia Community College. He is a part time graduate student in the European Masters in Sign Language Interpreting (EUMASLI) program, and is expected to receive his masters degree by December, 2015 from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. To learn more about EUMASLI programme, check out

He is currently in private practice and is a part time interpreter supervisor for Mill Neck Interpreting Service. Christopher is always thrilled to travel to a new place and meet local community members and provide educational trainings or interpreting services.