Our webinars are an excellent opportunity to learn about a new aspect of the interpreting field every month. Each webinar is led by an experienced professional in the field and presented LIVE through a user-friendly platform. Participants can join from anywhere via computer, tablet, or mobile device. Access is available as a standalone purchase or as part of our membership plan for interpreters.
Upcoming Legal Webinar
December 14th, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Know the Discourse and Improve your Simultaneous Mode
by James Plunkett
Through a varied list of scenarios, participants will learn to listen more analytically to how judges, lawyers, and parties traditionally speak
With this fresh look at these court players’ discourse, participants will leave better equipped to better interpret court proceedings using the simultaneous mode.
Session Goal: To prepare participants to analyze oral discourse in legal settings in order to produce accurate, complete, and faithful renditions in the simultaneous mode.
- Identify the types od discourse heard in court settings
- analyze sample texts to recognize the types of discourse
- learn how to analyze discourse and prepare for an accurate, complete and faithful interpretation.
Approved Continuing Education
Students can individually apply for CEUs in the following states by submitting all necessary information: DE, IA, KY, MD, MI, MS, NE
About the Presenter
James Plunkett is a nationally-known interpreter instructor. He also trains new judges and court staff on how to work with court interpreters. He is certified by the AOUSC as a Spanish and English court interpreter. He is a rater for a national credentialing program for interpreters. He has worked as a court interpreter for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Florida and as the Coordinator of Interpreting Services and Language Access Program for the District of Columbia Courts. He speaks and trains at state court interpreter programs nationwide and through online teaching platforms. He holds a BA degree in General Social Studies from Providence College. He was raised in Lima, Peru. He also communicates in Portuguese, some French and basic American Sign Language.
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