TAKE TO THE MICROPHONE

ADJUST TO THE CHANGE Things change in the judiciary interpreting world, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. How to adapt? My courthouse and medical in-person assignments vanished as of 3/12 due to COVID-19. Our household’s revenue stream decreased by nearly half without any warning. Over-the-telephone assignments fill the gap for the interim. Imagine my surprise when aContinue reading “TAKE TO THE MICROPHONE”

Do you have a religion?

QUESTION AND CONTEMPLATION Edgardo: Hi, John. How are you? John: I’m fine. How are you and your family? Edgardo: Oh, they’re OK. Can I ask you a question? John: Sure. Edgardo: Do you have a religion? This simple question gave me pause, forced me to examine morals and ethics honestly. Did my religion interfere withContinue reading “Do you have a religion?”

MOFONGO AND A LESSON

How does an interpreter set the stage as a professional? One tool that serves to that end is the pre-session or briefing session where the judicial interpreter states her role to the parties in both languages before beginning. Over the years I learned to say, “Counsel, may I introduce myself to your client?” Invariably theContinue reading “MOFONGO AND A LESSON”

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Liam O'Dell

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