“The seminar is designed for the advanced ASL interpreter to sharpen their interpreting skills and to gain a more thorough understanding of the realm of legal interpreting, says Legal Education Institute Director Nicole Ballenger
of Consecutive Interpreting in a Criminal Law Setting, a two-day Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) Legal Interpreting Seminar being offered by Widener Law’s Legal Education Institute on Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th.
“The seminar will be presented in American Sign Language by Carla Mathers, Esq., who is General Counsel to TCS Associates, an interpreting firm in Maryland,” says Ballenger, adding, “The focus of the seminar will be in the consecutive interpreting technique in a criminal law setting. Consecutive interpreting involves reliance on good memory and note-taking to allow the interpreter to ‘speak’ after the main ‘speaker’ in order to allow for the translation in the legal environment.”
The program will take place in Room L123 in the Main Law Building from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on each day. A continental breakfast and boxed lunch is included in the seminar’s price. Ballenger noted that there are participants traveling to Delaware for the program from as far away as Arizona.
“Widener has acted as host to several ASL seminars in the past and is grateful to provide this unique educational opportunity,” she concludes.Read more
about the Legal Education Institute’s Court Interpreter programs.