Legal Interpreting – What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
Byron Campbell FASLI MVLP RSLI
- Duration: 120 minutes
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"A very practical evening - many thanks Byron and Wendy" - Kathy, Interpreter
This webinar will take a brief look at some of the issues that tend to worry interpreters working in the legal domain; what if I make a mistake, what if I don’t understand the deaf person, what if …?
We will discuss some of the language and translation issues that commonly arise in these settings and look at a variety of coping strategies to ensure we are providing a ‘safe’ and effective service for all those concerned.
There will also be a discussion of ethical dilemmas raised by the live audience including the following:
- How do you “offload” so you don’t take problems away with you?
- In a police station would you interpret for the police and the solicitor as that seems to be what is expected but is dangerous because it give you a fund of knowledge?
- The Deaf world is a small one and interpreters do tend to know a lot of people. Is it seen as any kind of conflict of interest if you know the witness(es) or defendants?
The following learning outcomes are addressed in this webinar:
- An understanding of our role in legal settings
- An enhanced appreciation of the implications of our errors
- Strategies to minimise the consequences of our errors
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What users said about this webinar
“Extremely informative and lots of examples given.” – Sally, Interpreter
“A very practical evening – many thanks Byron and Wendy” – Kathy, Interpreter
“Thank You Byron I really enjoyed this” – Brenda, Interpreter
“Very comprehensive overview of the field of legal interpreting with plenty of tips, addressing concerns and coping strategies.” – Anon, Interpreter
“It answered all questions that came to mind without me having to ask them. I liked how the information was presented and the content of information shared. It was very well suited to the topic of the webinar and I felt I learned what was necessary.” – Anon, Interpreter
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