Conflict of interest or no?

I recently interpreted for a person who applied for a civil stalking and sexually oriented offense protection order. The victim advocate helped prepare the petition for an upcoming court hearing. Once completed, a question arose: ”Can you serve as the table interpreter for this hearing?” My interpreter ethics alarm went off. I mentioned that IContinue reading “Conflict of interest or no?”

Caught off guard

BEST TO PREPARE As of late I became lax and didn’t prepare properly for once-a-week hearings. Years ago I regularly researched terms, prepared a list with parties to appear with charges and case numbers. Discipline paid off and the hearings ran smoothly. Not for this assignment. The kindly court clerk had sent the findings thatContinue reading “Caught off guard”

CROSSES RIVERS

thoughts on interpreting

Liam O'Dell

Freelance Journalist and Campaigner

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