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Criminal Trial A-Z Part 2

Criminal Trial A-Z Part 2

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This workshop was originally streamed live on December 9, 2017.

RID CEUs: 0.3 PS (Legal)

Workshop Language: Spoken English (CC)

Cost: $45

Workshop Description:

The Criminal Trial is core to the American legal system. Interpreters tend to be intimidated by the idea of interpreting for a trial. But unlike medical interpreting, where anything could happen, the trial is strictly choreographed. It follows a set procedure designed to protect the constitutional rights of the accused. Understanding the purpose and protocol of each set step of the trial will reduce interpreter stress and protect the rights of the accused. In this workshop, we will walk through the criminal trial, using video samples, and explain the purposes and pitfalls of each phase of the process from police interview to jury instructions. In part two we will continue where we left off ending with a discussion on juvenile court.

Educational Objectives:

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List the proper questions to ask in preparation for a criminal trial Appointment;
  • Demonstrate how to use preexisting knowledge and context to know the terms and process of a police interview, hearing, and trial;
  • Explain how to use readily available legal education materials to build their knowledge base;
  • Role-play and participate in practical skill building exercises using the materials now available; and,
  • Create a study plan for knowledge and skill building moving forward

Presenter Bio:

Dale Boam is a tenured Associate Professor of Deaf Studies at Utah Valley University and attorney advocating for persons who are Deaf.  Dale presents nationally on both interpreter education and legal advocacy and is the author of many papers on interpreting and the rights of people who are Deaf including: The Physics of Processing TimeCohesion and Orphans in InterpretationLegal Rights of Individuals with Disabilities: Law, Deafness and Personhood; Vote: The Power is in Your Hands; Making the ADA Effective for the Deaf Community; and Serving the Client Who is Deaf.

Dale also works with arts organizations including the National Theatre of the Deaf, The Utah Opera Company, The Sundance Institute, The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, The Fulton Opera House and many other companies. 

Dale grew up in Taylorsville, Utah, but has lived in Indianapolis, New York, Chicago and Boston.  Dale is nationally certified as an ASL interpreter and is licensed to practice law in both Utah and Massachusetts.  Dale was on the board of the 2007 Deaflympic Games and the organizing board for Deaf Studies, Today!,   He is heavily involved with Deaf technology projects including and the Deaf World Library.


Full refunds will be given for all written (emailed) requests received within 30 days of purchase. No refunds will be given for requests received after that time but funds may be used toward a future Zaboosh workshop.


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Non-Discrimination Policy:

Zaboosh does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

This workshop is geared toward working ASL interpreters and interpreting students and will be presented in Spoken English.

*RID credits are sponsored by Zaboosh. Zaboosh is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

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