Legal Interpreter's Practicum

LAW X 430.01
Designed exclusively for students in the Certificate Program in Interpretation and Translation, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the administrative operations of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Summer
Classroom
Starting at $688.00
As few as 7 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Gain an understanding of how the courts work and how cases are processed through the system
  • Discuss professional conduct for court interpreters as well as ethical issues
  • Shadow court interpreters for one day

About this course:

Designed exclusively for students in the Certificate Programs in Interpretation and Translation, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the administrative operations of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Students will gain an understanding of how the courts work and how cases are processed through the system; the functions of the various courts; the duties of the court staff, such as the court clerk/judicial assistant, court reporter, and bailiff; and the role, responsibilities, and obligations of the court interpreter. Professional conduct for court interpreters and ethical issues will also be discussed. Students receive classroom instruction conducted entirely in English. The practicum will include one day in court observing and shadowing court interpreters in a courtroom setting. Observation of interpreters is scheduled during the court's regular hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The required observation must be completed prior to the final class. Students maintain written journals of their observations and thoughts for submission at the final class. Although students do not interpret in the courts, they learn about professional practices and performance standards by observing practicing interpreters. (Depending upon the knowledge, skills, and ability of a student, the student coordinator/mentor may determine that a student is qualified to interpret in some off-the-record matters with the approval of the attorneys in each particular matter.)

Summer 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Saturday 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Instructor: Leslie Ortiz
368288
Fee:
$688.00
12 days left. Enroll by Aug 3, 2019
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Notes
Visitors not permitted. Early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline is August 3, 2019. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after August 09, 2019
Course Requirements
The required manual for this course is the Judicial Council of California Professional Standards and Ethics for California Court Interpreters. This manual is available for free online at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/CIP-Ethics-Manual.pdf
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Aug 3, 2019
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Sat Aug 10, 2019
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Sat Aug 17, 2019
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Sat Aug 24, 2019
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Sat Sep 7, 2019
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Sat Sep 14, 2019
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114

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