Murder charges dropped against illegal alien—translator botched Miranda rights – National Immigration Reform | Examiner.com


Murder charges dropped against illegal alien—translator botched Miranda rights – National Immigration Reform | Examiner.com.

It would be interesting to learn whether the interpreter in question is a certified interpreter, which is hard to believe, as this is an issue that should have been covered in training.  If it is a self-proclaimed “translator”  then this really underscores the case for using certified interpreters and divulging this type of  news so that courts and government agencies are aware of the repercussions when non-professionals are used.

NAJIT ,The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, is in the process of  finishing an excellent educational presentation in this regard geared towards attorneys and judges. It will be available for members on the association’s website in the not too distant future.

About mariacristinadelavegamusings

Certified SpanishEnglish interpreter by the Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts, the State of Florida and the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), where I have served on the board of directors, am chair of the Public Relations Committee, and have a column entitled "Getting Down to Business" in Proteus, the association newsletter. I am a member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and have a monthly column named "Interpreters Forum". In addition to the prior two associations, I also belong to AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters). I own ProTranslating, Inc., an LSP in Florida. I hold an MBA, which keeps one foot firmly grounded in everyday waking consciousness while the other aggressively seeks unity consciousness...

Posted on June 9, 2011, in Interpreting/Translation News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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