An exciting, groundbreaking curriculum, The Language of Justice (LOJ) is the only national program for legal interpreting in community settings. This course is the live, online version of LOJ. Fall 2022 dates to be confirmed.
Designed for court and community interpreters who perform legal interpreting in many settings, this unique curriculum was authored by four U.S. experts, including two attorneys specialized in legal interpreting. The lead author is Isabel Framer, former Chair of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) and an appointee of former President Obama to the U.S. State Justice Institute. Additional subject matter experts who contributed to the training manual and accompanying workbook include: two law professors; legal services agencies and nonprofit community services in Washington, DC; and the DC Bar Association.
The Language of Justice covers:
The course fee includes 12 hours of live training, 8 hours of self-paced training, The Language of Justice: A Training Manual (retail: $45), The Language of Justice: Exercises and Role Plays (retail: $25), handouts, video assignments, a final assessment, interpreting skills practice and feedback from the trainer and fellow participants.
Both community and court interpreters need guidance on how to perform effective legal interpreting in community settings. Unlike the courtroom, most legal interpreting in the community is often collaborative. Interpreters may provide legal interpreting for:
Feedback from our participants:
The course was challenging and rewarding. James was knowledgeable, patient and genuinely interested in our experience as interpreters.
I enjoyed the course very much. I took away some valuable hints and recommendations on how to become a better court interpreter and also what I need to work on to achieve that.
Mr. Plunkett was a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable in the legal setting.
Instructor: James W. Plunkett, III, Federally Certified Spanish/English Court Interpreter (FCCI)
Class Schedule: Fall 2022: Exact dates to be determined. Contact us for a spot on the waitlist.
Timetable: 12:00-5:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m.-2:00p.m. PT) each day with a break from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT)
*Please note that there is an additional $20 processing fee, per program, for RID CEUs.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Unit I Procedures and Ethics (7 hours)
Unit II Linguistic Mediation (7 hours)
Unit III The U.S. Legal System (6 hours)
**Recommended but not required
This course is limited to 20 participants. Once the course has reached capacity, those interested will be added to a waitlist in the order in which their inquiry is received.
Attendance Policy for Live Online Training Programs
In order to receive a course completion certificate, participants in our live online programs must submit all applicable documentation; complete all coursework requirements; be visible on their webcam for the entire program; and complete the applicable attendance requirement:
For live online programs shorter than 10 hours, participants must attend all live scheduled hours.
For live online programs 10 hours or longer, participants may miss no more than 10% of the total live scheduled hours. (For example, attendance of 18 hours is required for a 20-hour program; attendance of 36 hours is required for a 40-hour program.)
Disruptive Behavior Policy
In order to uphold the collaborative nature of our online training programs, Cross-Cultural Communications reserves the right to remove any participant for abusive or aggressive behavior, spoken or written, towards CCC staff, trainers or other participants. We recognize that the past year has been difficult for everyone. However, our participants, trainers and staff have the right to a safe and respectful learning and working environment. We thank you for your understanding.
Training Participant Information Release
By registering for our live online training programs, you agree to allow Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC to share your contact information with participants in the same training session for purposes of creating a collaborative online training experience for all participants. Should you have concerns or not wish to have your contact information shared by CCC, prior to the training session please contact Michelle Gallagher, Managing Director.
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