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CRID Legal Interpreting Committee

Welcome!

Welcome to the CRID Legal Interpreting Committee (LIC) Resource page! 


This page is designed to assist interpreters in finding legal interpreter training, whether it is to obtain or maintain the Colorado Legal Credential Authorization; keep you informed of legal interpreter get-togethers and LIC meetings; and to provide general resources around legal interpreting.

If you have questions regarding posted training, please be in touch directly with the contact person for that training. 


If you have any questions about the LIC and our events, please contact Lorrie A. Kosinski, Chair, lorrie.kosinski@denvergov.org


upcoming events:


Legal Auxiliary Services Advisory Committee
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Lone Tree Public Library
10055 Library Way
Lone Tree, Co 80121.
Refreshments Included!

Interested in Becoming a Legal Interpreter?

Interpreters working in the legal arena must obtain a Legal Credential Authorization (LCA) from the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind’s Legal Auxiliary Services Program. 

Resources

RID Legal Interpreters Member Section (LIMS)

The purpose is to provide a forum for all interpreters, both deaf and hearing, who interpret in legal and court settings – to collaborate, network, discuss topics relevant to this specialty, and to provide recommendations and input to RID regarding this field of specialized interpreting.  You may join by sending an e-mail to: 

LIMSASL-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Mid- America Regional Interpreter Education (MARIE) Center, Legal Interpreter Resources

National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) Legal Interpreting Resources

Highly qualified interpreters are needed to work in legal settings—particularly in court and law enforcement proceedings where matters involving high-risk and personal freedoms are often the focus. According to several needs assessments conducted by the NCIEC (2007; 2010), there is a shortage of qualified interpreters to work in legal settings.

Therefore, one of the goals of the NCIEC is to promote the training and certification of interpreters in this area of specialization