Webinar Registration: Court Interpreter Ethics

Court Interpreter Ethics: Exploring Scope of Practice

Live webinar on Thursday, April 25th 5:30–6:30 pm (CDT)

Presenter: Ernest Niño-Murcia

Approved for 1 CEU from IA CourtNote: The CEU can only be earned by attending the live session.

Court interpreters’ code of ethics looks straightforward on paper but can be challenging to interpret and apply in a real-life environment where some parties may not understand the bounds of an interpreter’s professional duties. This session will first explore ethical guidelines regarding interpreter scope of practice before presenting and analyzing scenarios in which an interpreter could be asked to perform tasks that fall outside of their scope of practice, with a focus on strategies for applying the code of ethics and communicating its limits to stakeholders.

Ernest Niño-Murcia is a freelance legal interpreter and translator based in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Anthro-Linguistics. As a state and federally-certified court interpreter, he has interpreted legal proceedings and prepared translations, transcriptions and expert witness reports/testimony for clients in the private and public sectors. Outside of court, he has interpreted for public figures such as House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Governor George Pataki and Senator Bernie Sanders. He has presented to groups of attorneys, judges and court reporters about court interpreter issues.

Price: IITA members ($25), Non-members ($30). See below for cancellation policy.


IITA will provide a Certificate of Attendance to all participants. A recording of the session will be available to all registered participants after the webinar. A modified Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who could not attend the live webinar but watched the recording within one month of the webinar date.

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Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 24th at 11:59pm.

Technical Requirements:
• PC or Laptop
• Speakers or headphones
• Most recent JAVA version (click here to check if you have the latest version.)

Accessing the Webinar:
On the morning of the webinar, registrants will be emailed step-by-step instructions for accessing the webinar. Make sure you allow sufficient time (about 20 minutes) to follow these instructions, which may include checking to see if you have the latest JAVA and running a system check of your audio settings. The webinar committee strongly advises you to follow the instructions before 11 am so you have plenty of time to contact webinars@iitanet.org if you have any questions.

Questions? Contact the Webinar Committee Chair at webinars@iitanet.org

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Cancellation Policy:
A $10 cancellation fee will be charged on all cancellations. To cancel your registration, please e-mail IITA at: treasurer@iitanet.org or call 515-865-3873. No refunds are available for no-shows or partial attendance. A recording of the session will be available to all registered participants after the webinar. A modified Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who could not attend the live webinar but watched the recording within one month of the webinar date.