Did you know that interpreters are now considered ‘officers of the court’?

October 12, 2018

Did you know that interpreters are now considered ‘officers of the court’?

Do you know what this actually means and how these standards can have an impact on your rights and responsibilities around courts and tribunals?

This four-hour seminar will introduce these new standards and the instructor will guide you through them, highlighting those that are most relevant to your interpreting work.

The link below provides you with a copy of the JCCD Standards, please download it on to your device or, better still, print them out and bring them to the seminar so that you can make annotations on your copy as required.

Notes On The Speakers:

Patricia Avila NAATI Accredited Interpreter & Translator Originally from El Salvador, Patricia arrived in Australia in 1990 and has managed her own Brisbane-based consultancy since then. She has over 30 years’ experience as a conference interpreter in Australia and overseas and is an active court and medical interpreter and translator. She incorporates her insights and practical tips into the training programs she designs and delivers. In 2007 she authored Queensland Health’s Introductory and Advanced Levels interpreter training, and in 2008 she co-designed “Introduction to Interpreting in Mental Health Settings”‘Working as an Interpreter in Australian Courts & Tribunals’, a seminardesigned exclusively for AUSIT, is Patricia’s most recent work. Hobart interpreters will be the second group to be offered this 6-hour seminar, after its successful launch in Brisbane in June 2016. Patricia has also designed and delivered courses for people who work with interpreters such as lawyers, social workers, school teachers and doctors and is often invited to address students at Universities and TAFE Institutes on topics related to the T/I profession. She is the immediate past Convenor of the NAATI QLD Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and is still an active member of the RAC. She has held positions on the AUSIT National Council and QLD Branch, and is currently Vice-Chair of AUSIT’s Ethics and Professional Practice Committee. She is an active mentor and coach for new interpreters and translators who value her knowledge and experience.

PD Logbook:

Level: Intermediate | Points: 20 points | Logbook Section: 1.4


NZSTI and ASLIA members may now register online directly without additional codes.