Widener Law Center launches seminars for court interpreters
Peggy O'Neill, Esq. - Published: April 14, 2008

gavel goldtgonesThe Legal Education Institute on Widener University’s Delaware campus will present two seminars for court interpreters that are designed to improve the skills and accuracy of these important service providers.

pdf iconProgram Brochure & Registration Form (.pdf)

The Accurate and Ethical Interpretation Seminar will be broken into two weekend sessions:
  • April 26 and 27
    For Spanish-English interpreters
    Held in room L126 of the main law building
  • May 3 and 4
    Language-neutral session
    Held in the campus Barristers’ Club
The seminars are designed to help current court interpreters strengthen their consecutive interpreting techniques and further develop their skills. The sessions will also address critical ethical issues in the courtroom. Faculty will introduce the consecutive interpretation concept and discuss its rationale and required expertise. Participants will practice their skills in both small and large groups to improve their technique, vocabulary and legal terminology.

This marks the first time the school has presented a program for court interpreters.

Faculty for the seminar includes Maria M. Perez-Chambers, a federal- and state-court certified interpreter in Spanish, and Nancy Schweda Nicholson, a professor of linguistics, cognitive science and legal studies at the University of Delaware.

Tuition for either seminar is $249. The Saturday sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and the Sunday sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 12:15 p.m. Continental breakfast and lunch are included for the Saturday portion of the seminars. The school is located at 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Del.

To register, or for more information including lodging options, contact Peggy O’Neill, Esq. at 302.477.2007 or moneill@widener.edu.