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Issue: 2016/17 Winter Volume XXVIV Issue No 3
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Editor's Corner

Letter from the Editor

While I crank out dozens of emails, texts and Facebook posts a day, I haven’t actually written a letter in over two decades, so this feels a bit daunting. But here it goes… Those of us from the Proteus staff are very excited about our...

Meet the Editors

Andre Moskowitz is a Spanish-language interpreter certified by the United States federal courts and the California state courts. He is also a Hispanist, lexicographer and dialectologist, who has published a series of works in the areas of Spanish lexical dialectology and Spanish lexicography. He taught…

Feature Articles

It’s Finally Here! A Chat with Javier F. Becerra About His New Online Dictionary

Yes, it is finally here! Javier F. Becerra’s English-Spanish Dictionary of United States Legal Terminology is now available online at diccionariojfbecerra.com. Why did the author decide to go online? When I asked him, Javier F. Becerra answered: …

Analyzing CALCRIM 121: Are Bilingual Jurors “Triers of Fact” or “Triers of Language”?

In California’s state courts, when the court anticipates that testimony may be given in a language other than English at trial, it may read CALCRIM (California Criminal Jury Instructions for Judges and Attorneys) Instruction No.121 to the jury, either before the witness testifies or, if the instruction is modified, before the case is handed to the jury for deliberations. The instruction states: …

What’s Going on in Immigration Courts?

By Dan DeCoursey A new language service provider offering lower rates. Some interpreters refusing to sign the contract. Fiery blogs alleging unfair treatment. No, I’m not talking about court interpreters in the United Kingdom. I’m referring to what’s going on in immigration courts here in...

NAJIT News

Message From the Chair-up: Winter 2016/17

By Esther Navarro-Hall What has NAJIT been up to lately? My dear colleagues, By now, most of you, if not all, have already visited our stunning new website. Its simplicity and functionality have placed NAJIT squarely in the 21st century as far as websites for...

NAJIT’s Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors for the 38th Annual Educational Conference May 19th – 21st, 2017 is now open

NAJIT welcomes members and friends to its 38th Annual Conference event at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner located in McLean, VA (the greater Washington, DC area). Don’t miss this unique opportunity to highlight your organization to an influential community of interpreters and translators. The National...

Registration is now open for NAJIT’s 38th Annual Educational Conference

NAJIT welcomes members and friends to its 38th Annual Conference event at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner located in McLean, VA (the greater Washington, DC area). Don’t miss this unique opportunity to highlight your organization to an influential community of interpreters and translators. The National...

Regular Columns

How I Handled It

By Marie Ontiveros I had a case where a man was accused of indecent liberties with a six-year-old girl who was his neighbor. The allegations were disturbing, and the case affected my personal emotions, but I had to remain impartial and interpret for the attorney...

For Better or Verse

Douglas Hal Sillers The Slimming Scheme We Interpreters sit. That could cause harm. We need to stay fit. Exercise is the charm. Half a mile walk, or short climb up the stair Keeps a backside from filling all of the chair Give up some sugar....

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