2017 CLAC Conference Presentations



Monday, May 22, 2017

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Natural Language Processing

Dr. Medha Bhadkamkar, PhD

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Video Remote Interpreting and State Models of Technological Solutions

Stefanie Burich (AK); Joshua Elliot (KY); Paula Couselo-Findikoglu (NM); Sophia Akbar (IL)

3:45 pm. – 4:15 p.m.

Host State Highlight: Formation and Use of Advisory Committees

Language Access Advisory Committee of the DC Courts:

Hon. Neal E. Kravitz, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Enoch Chang, Esq., Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

David Steib, Esq., Language Access Director, Ayuda, Inc.

James Plunkett (DC)

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Data Collection Strategies and Best Practices

Richard Schauffler, Director of Research Services, National Center for State Courts

Tuesday, May 22, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Express Lessons

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Evaluation of Language Access Plans and Programs

Robin Ghertner, MPP, Methodologist and Statistician

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Educating Judges and Court Staff – Working with Interpreters

Desiree Allen (SC)

Wednesday, May 23, 2017

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Strategies to Assist with Vicarious Trauma

CLAC Resource List for Court Interpreter Education on Vicarious Trauma

Kelly Mills (OR); Ksenia Boitsova (MD)

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Statewide Translation Efforts: Two States’ Approaches

Ksenia Boitsova (MD); Emy Lopez (CO)