Navigating Jury Duty
Interpretek is an approved RID Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.30 CEUs at the some Content Knowledge Level.
This workshop is designed to equip interpreters with the tools they need to navigate the elements of jury duty. In three short hours will discuss the Voir Dire process that transpires during jury selection, how to handle sidebars, the significance of courtroom positioning and how it affects the interpreters visibility and access to both the deaf client and the legal teams.
In addition, we will review the deliberation process and the interpreter’s role during this critical phase of selection, and finally, the intricacies of interpreting the instructions to the jury. Participants will leave the workshop armed with techniques necessary to convey precise language, maintain the appropriate tone, and handle challenging legal terminology.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify three key elements of jury instructions
- Assess legal terms and outline two strategies for customizing interpretations of jury duty instructions to match the needs of the Deaf client
- Summarize the salient points of Voir Dire and list possible ways to interpret them