MARYLAND JUDICIARY COURT INTERPRETER PROGRAM ORIENTATION WORKSHOP
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MARYLAND JUDICIARY COURT INTERPRETER PROGRAM ORIENTATION WORKSHOP ON COURT INTERPRETING August 29, 2009 The Introductory Workshop on Court Interpreting offered by the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is a 1-day workshop focusing on the ethics of a court interpreter, legal terminology, and an overview of the Maryland Judicial Branch of Government. The workshop is mandatory for anyone wishing to interpret in the Maryland courts and is designed for both spoken and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. The fee for the workshop is $75. Please make checks payable to the Administrative Office of the Courts. Those ASL interpreters attending the course will receive .7 of CEUs required to maintain RID certification as the course is a PCRID sponsored event. Instructors for the course are Ksenia A. Boitsova, Marta S. Goldstein, and Carla Mathers. Ksenia Boitsova is the Maryland Court Interpreter Program Administrator. She is a Maryland Court certified Russian language interpreter. Her experience covers various aspects of the interpreting field. She has been a freelance English-Russian interpreter since 1994. She has also worked as an interpreter quality assurance manager for Berlitz GlobalNet from 1994 to 2001. Marta Goldstein is a federal court certified Spanish interpreter. She is a recognized expert in the field d of court interpreting with more than 15 years of experience. She is also a certified lead rater for the National Center for the State Courts for court interpreting oral exam candidates. Carla Mathers is an attorney licensed to practice in Maryland, a legally certified sign language interpreter, an author and an educator. She has been actively teaching court interpreters throughout the country for over 20 years. She has also taught for many state court administrators including Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Georgia over the past few years. All three instructors have been involved with the Maryland Judiciary interpreter program for several years and have been a valuable resource for committees and staff overseeing the program. For additional information, cancellation policy and to download the application form, please visit our website at:http://www.courts.state.md.us/interpreter/index.html or call (410)260-3569. The Judicial Education and Conference Center is accessible to people with disabilities.