When you become an interpreter you are trained to follow the ethical standards as defined in the Code of Ethics. The Codes of Ethics for both medical and legal interpreters share many canons. In the case of court-ordered psychological evaluations, interpreters face a big conundrum: do they follow the incremental intervention approach as stated in the medical interpreter’s code of ethics, or do they remain solely as a conduit as the judicial interpreter’s code of ethics dictates?
Objectives: Participants will learn how to navigate court-ordered psych evaluations.
Agustín de la Mora is the president of DE LA MORA Interpreter Training. He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, and has been a professional freelance and staff interpreter for the last 28 years. He is one of the Supervisor Raters for the National Center for State Courts and has been a lead rater for the federal and consortium oral exams for court interpreters. He was the lead interpreter for the Ninth Judicial Circuit for over a decade, served as member of the Project Advisory Committee responsible for the creation of the National Standards for Healthcare Interpreter Training Programs for the NCIHC. He was a member of the Florida Court Interpreter Certification Board and a voting member of the Technical Committee of the National Consortium for Interpreter Certification. He is a state- and federally-certified court interpreter, as well as a certified medical interpreter. He has been a consultant for the Administrative Offices of the State Courts, conducting orientation seminars and advanced skills workshops for interpreters in at least 15 states. He has been featured as a speaker and presenter in several national conventions, including those of NAJIT, ATA, IMIA, and NASCA.
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In the Webinar Library this month (All Webinars are CEU Eligible):
Federal Terminology and Practice with Federally Certified, Ana Toro
Mental Health and Criminal Behavior with, Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza
Ethics: The Interpreters Conundrum with Medical and Legal Certified, Athena Matilsky