This workshop gives interpreters an overview of the basic protocols, strategies and knowledge necessary to enter the courtroom. Lecture focuses on a few topics including, but not limited to, structure of the federal and state court, lawyer’s perspective on working with interpreters, deaf-hearing team, and introducing the players in the court room. Interpreters will leave with a fundamental grasp of interpreter role and responsibilities in legal and court settings.
This webcast will be presented in ASL
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.
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.
Working sign language interpreters
Christopher Tester, CDI, SC:L
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 http://www.EUMASLI.eu.
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.