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Foundations of ASL Court Interpreting

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sunday, June 21, 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 2


  • Registration of $250 plus $50 for workbook
  • No workbook included

Registration is closed

Summer Legal Intensive Training

June 18 - 21, 2020, SC RID will be hosting a four day virtual training in legal interpreting due to the high demand for certified interpreters in court and legal settings across our state and across the country. This training is for certified members of RID. There is limited availability for this training, with a maximum capacity of 20 registrants.

The virtual meeting platform being used is Zoom.

Workshop Title:

"Foundations of ASL Court Interpreting"


This seminar will provide an overview of the legal system for practicing and potential court interpreters, including discussion of the roles of court interpreters, positioning of court interpreters, courtroom personnel, pre requisite knowledge and skills for a legal interpreter, working in Deaf/hearing interpreter teams, court code of conduct, modes, roles and protocol for court interpreters, preparation for a legal assignment, text analysis of commonly encountered texts, qualifying as an expert and testifying as an expert, and continued professional development resources.

Additional Details:

Some prior knowledge of the topic required

Target Audience: Certified interpreters and working deaf interpreters in legal settings

Registration includes workbook: "Sign Language Interpreters in Court: UnderstandinBest Practices" by Carla M. Mathers, Esq., SC:L


Carla M. Mathers, Esq., SC:L

Carla Mathers has practiced law since 1993. She currently serves as General Counsel and Legal Program Manager for TCS Associates Interpreting. Ms. Mathers sat on the Advisory Group for Language Access to develop standards for language access in courts for the American Bar Association. Ms. Mathers teaches legal interpreting for the DO IT Center of the University of Northern Colorado, serves as the Legal Program Coordinator for the MARIE Center, consults with interpreters, attorneys, and courts regarding ASL court interpreting throughout the country.


June 18 - 21, 2020

Daily Schedule:

8:45 am - 9:00 am Zoom setup/Intro

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Workshop (0.3 CEUs)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Workshop (0.3 CEUs)

2.4 CEUs Total


Registration is limited to certified RID members with a maximum capacity of 20 participants. Registration will remain open until all spots are filled.

Workshop: $250 per person

$50 for workbook to be shipped to your home


By registering for the legal training you agree to having read the following:

Refund Policy:

Refunds will be available in full for cancellations made prior to June 4, 2020. Refund requests afterwards will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the board of directors of SC RID.

Registration will close June 17, 2020

*Registration may not be transferred to another person*

Language Policy:

This workshop will be conducted using only American Sign Language. Attendees must adhere to the language policy at all times during the workshop.

Payment Policy:

Payment is due at the time of registration. If your place of employment intends to pay on your behalf please reach out to Moriah Starr in advance. Moriah, SC RID Treasurer, can be reached at sc.rid.treas@gmail.com. A private payment link can be sent to your institution for online payment and Moriah can assist in completing the registration process.

Additional Notes:

By registering you are stating that you are a certified member of RID and qualify to take this workshop. SC RID Board of Directors will check registrants standing with both RID and their state affiliate chapter. 


Registration is limited to certified SC RID members first.

If, by April 30, 2020, we have not reached our maximum capacity with certified SCRID members,  the workshop will become available to certified interpreters that are members of other RID Affiliate Chapters.

January 1, 2020 - March 30, 2020

$350 Early Rate

April 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020

$375 Regular Rate

June 1 - June 12, 2020

$400 Late Rate

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