Welcome to the NAJIT Academy

The NAJIT Academy is an exciting educational project under the direction of the Training and Education Committee offering webinars and other educational opportunities. This initiative is intended to provide a variety of subjects and in many different languages to meet the needs of NAJIT friends and members.

We invite you to submit your ideas for webinar topics as well as submit your own webinar proposal. Please use the links above to share them!

Upcoming Webinars:

Solving the Mystery: Impartiality, Confidentiality & Burden of Proof

Presenter: Tony Rosado

Date: March 19, 2022

Time: NOON – 1:30 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT (90-minutes)

Overview: From day one, court interpreters are told their job must always be impartial; they are taught that everything they do as court interpreters is confidential, and during their interpreter orientations they hear that the burden of proof in criminal cases is beyond reasonable doubt. Many interpreters practice their profession for years under these assumptions, without ever going beyond what they learned from non-legal experts, even when these concepts keep them from truly understanding what they do for a living. Tony will debunk these myths that are keeping you from getting to the next level, where you can work with a different type of client. He will explain, analyze, and give examples showing that interpreting in legal settings need not always be impartial; confidentiality is not required in many scenarios, and interpreters can share what they learned in confidence under certain circumstances. Those attending this session will also understand the concept of burden of proof, and will learn what is required to demonstrate a fact in a criminal case. The concepts you learn during this webinar will set you apart from others and will make you the sort of interpreter attorneys want to hire.

Objectives: This webinar will clarify the interpreters’ ethical obligations to maintain confidentiality and impartiality according to the type of interpretation and the text of the law. Those attending will clearly understand the concept of burden of proof in the legal system and be able to dissipate myths about the burden needed in civil, criminal, and administrative cases. At the end of the session, all attendees will have a better understanding of these ethical obligations in light of the legal system, will differentiate these duties according to the different types of interpreting, and will better understand all court proceedings from the perspective of those with the burden to prove the facts of a case.

Tony is a high-profile conference interpreter with over 30 years of experience as an instructor of interpreters. He has worked all over the world and has given conferences at colleges and universities in all continents. Tony is an independent contractor at the Conference Level for the U.S. Department of State, has a Law Degree, and among other credentials, he holds a court interpreter federal certification in the United States. Tony writes the popular blog “The Professional Interpreter” and is a member of NAJIT, AIIC, TAALS, IAPTI, ASETRAD and other professional associations.

*NOTE: Participants must attend the entire live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance. 

Cost:

$35 for Members
$50 for Non-Members

CEU’s Offered: Yes. Attendees of the live session will receive a certificate of attendance.

Unable to attend live? A link to the recording will be sent to anyone who has registered for the webinar.

Registration closes at midnight the day before the webinar.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Approved for the 3/19/2022 Webinar:

STATE OR ORGANIZATION
# UNITS APPROVED
STATE OR ORGANIZATION
# UNITS APPROVED
American Translators Association (ATA)
1 CEP
Nebraska
1.5 Hours
California (CIMCE)
Pending
New Mexico
1.5 Hours
Colorado
1.5 Hours
North Carolina
1.5 Hours
Delaware
1.5 Hours
Ohio
1.5 Hours
Florida
1.5 Hours
Oklahoma
1.5 Hours
Idaho
1.5 Hours
Oregon
1.5 Hours
Kentucky
1.5 Hours
Pennsylvania
1.5 Hours
Maryland
1.5 Hours
RID
1.5 Hours
Massachusetts
Not Approved
Tennessee
1.5 Hours General
Michigan
1.5 Hours
Texas
1.5 Hours
Mississippi
1.5 Hours
Utah
1.5 Hours
Missouri
1.5 Hours
Washington
1.5 Hours Ethics
Wisconsin
1.5 Hours
Cancellation Policies:
Free webinars: You may cancel at any time. Please email the NAJIT Administrator at hq@najit.org to release your spot.

All other webinars: Refunds will be provided for cancellation requests received two weeks before the event, less a 10% processing fee. Email the NAJIT Administrator at hq@najit.org to request your cancellation.

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