Wednesday, October 3, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Qualified interpreters are essential to provide meaningful and accurate language access services. This workshop will focus on program administration and management issues, including recruiting, training, and certifying court interpreters, particularly related to languages of lesser diffusion. The speakers will discuss the importance of identifying qualified resources for court interpreting services. Additionally, the presenters will discuss state experiences with placing interpreters in levels or tiers based on test results and the advantages to this categorization.
Moderator: Hon. Christopher Yates, Circuit Judge of the 17th Circuit Court of Michigan
- Ms. Laura Dolgin, Court Improvement and Innovation Programs Manager for the Office of the Court Administrator in the State of Vermont
- Hon. Travis L Francis, Assignment Judge for the New Jersey Judiciary
- Ms. Debi S. Tulang-De Silva, Program Director for the Office of Equality and Access to Courts for the Hawaii State Judiciary