Legal Interpreting Training

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and Center for Excellence in Elder Law
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, Florida

RID CEUs are sponsored by Hallenross & Associates, LLC

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2023 Legal Interpreting Training

Each track is limited to 24 participants.
Two simultaneous tracks:
Advanced Track, click
Novice Track, click

Legal Interpreting Training
Live Mock Trial & Courtroom Experience

We are excited to host this three-day legal training in an actual courtroom setting thanks to our partnership with Stetson University College of Law and CEUs Sponsor, Hallenross & Associates, LLC. Our trainers, Ben Hall and Linda Ross from Hallenross & Associates, both are experienced interpreters in the legal setting, Whether you are a seasoned interpreter already working in this setting or just interested in seeing if you might be interested in legal interpreting, you do not want to miss this opportunity! You also get to visit sunny Gulfport, FL, just minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

Please read the details carefully.

This 3-day workshop is 2-days of preparation for a 3rd all-day mock trial experience as it exists in today's court system. Participants choose from two tracks to align with your courtroom experience: Novice (those new to or who have some courtroom experience) and Experienced (those seeking more courtroom trial exposure). Topics vary for each track and may include case file analysis, terminology, interacting with the courts, and witness testimony. This workshop does not provide training on teaming strategies for Deaf and Hearing teams nor does it prepare interpreters as agents for social or systemic change.

This legal training is limited to 48 participants that include two tracks:
1. Advanced Interpreters with courtroom experience (Limited to 24)
2. Novice Interpreters wanting courtroom experience (Limited to 24)

Advanced participants:
Have done some courtroom interpreting:

  • Are familiar with the judicial process in general
  • Are familiar with courtroom personnel and their associated roles
  • Are familiar with the trial process (criminal and/or civil)
  • Are familiar with case preparation techniques
  • Are familiar with common legal terminology for criminal and/or civil cases

Dress Code
Courtroom attire

Hotel Accommodations
Here's a link to the Stetson website that lists the area hotels. ALERT: there is nothing within walking distance to the Stetson University College of Law. You will need transportation to get back and forth. Lyft and Uber are available in the area.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) ~24 miles drive
St Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (PIE) ~16.3 miles drive
Orlando International Airport (MCO) ~112 miles drive

Training Location
Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street S
Gulfport, FL 33707

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