Court Interpreter Division Conference

  • 09/09/2017
  • 10:00
  • Brightwater Conference Center
  • 0


  • Register by August 1st
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  • Regular rate for NOTIS member after Aug 1st
  • Regular rate for non NOTIS member after Aug 1st

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The Court Interpreters Division (WITS) of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS) presents:


Larry Mitchell, prosecuting attorney for the City of Redmond, WA since 1993

Milena Calderari-Waldron, Washington Court and DSHS Medical & Social Services Certified Spanish Interpreter

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:30 – 4:30 PM
Brightwater Center, Woodinville, WA  

Credit update:
Impartiality at Any Cost?
Approved for 3 ethics credits from WA  AOC and OJD, 3 general credits CA CIMCE, 3 ID CEUs, 3 ATA CE and 3 ethics credits WA DSHS.

The Duty to Seek Justice
Approved for 2 general credits from WA AOC, OJD, CA CIMCE, ID and 2 ATA CE credits.

9:30 - 9:55

Bring your registration confirmation with you. ARRIVE EARLY! No sign-in for credit for morning session allowed after 10:00. No exceptions will be made.

10:00 – 12:00


 The Duty to Seek Justice
Larry Mitchell

  • How does a criminal case begin?
  • How does a prosecutor get involved in a criminal case?
  • Procedural steps in court
  • Prosecutor’s process in preparing offer to resolve case
  • Panel discussion: Larry Mitchell along with Tammy McAlyea, Prosecutor.
12:00 – 12:15 Certificates of attendance for this session will be provided to all who signed in before 10:00 a.m. and stayed until 12:00 p.m.
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch break - Lunch box provided on-site

1:15 – 4:30 Ethics

15 min. break

Impartiality at any Cost?
Milena Calderari-Waldron
Our society has high expectations for professional interpreters. This workshop will explore interpreters’ imperative to be impartial and neutral.

Workshop outline:

  • Axiology: impartiality, neutrality, integrity & honesty
  • Our all too human brain: heuristics, framing and cognitive dissonance reduction
  • The temptation to advocate: cultural interference and tribalism
  • I was just the interpreter: due obedience and the Nuremberg defense
  • The Good Samaritan’s duty to rescue
4:30 – 5:00 Certificates of attendance for this session will be provided to all who signed in before 1:15 p.m. and stayed until 4:30 p.m.

Free all-day parking.
Brightwater Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072-6010

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Early Bird (Deadline August 1)  Regular (Deadline September 2) Onsite (Space available basis, cash/check payment only)
NOTIS members $43 $60 $120
 Non-members $60  $75 $120
NOTIS student members $35 $60 $120

Registration Instructions:
Online: Click on the Register button and pay online.

Each person attending must complete a separate registration.
Regular mail: All mail registrations must be received by August 30. Fill out the form online and select “invoice me” on the payment page. A copy of the invoice with mailing instructions will be sent to you.
Onsite registration: Available only if space permits. No membership discounts.
Canadian registration: Please register via PayPal, or enclose a traveler’s check made payable in US dollars.

Refunds: Refunds are available only until August 27 of 2017. A $10 administrative charge will be assessed.

Any questions about content:
Please contact Luisa Gracia, Court Interpreters (WITS) Division Chair at

Any questions about registration:
Please contact Naomi Uchida at

If you require special assistance or services relating to disabilities to attend this event, please contact Luisa Gracia, Court Interpreters (WITS) Division Chair at no later than 3 weeks prior to the event.


Payment must be received by August 30.

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