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MATI 2015 Webinar Series - Immigration

  • 04/23/2015
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • GoToWebinar


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Please join MATI for the fourth webinar in our 2015 series Research & Practice in Legal Interpretation and Translation:

Forms of Relief in Immigration Law and the Role of Translation in the Immigration Process
Presented by Olga Shostachuk

All the documents that are filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must be presented in English. Thus, the role translation plays is pivotal, and translating these documents requires an understanding of the process, as well as specific subject matter expertise. This session aims to provide an overview of the immigration proceedings, including interviews, court hearings, and appeals, to explain the removal process and forms of relief from removal, and to discuss document translation and transcription involved in the process. A list of resources in English and Russian will be provided.


Olga Shostachuk is a Ph.D. Candidate in Translation Studies at Kent State University, Kent, OH, where she previously completed her M.A. in Translation. She also holds an M.A. in Education and Linguistics from Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine, and a paralegal degree from the Academy of Court Reporting in Cleveland, Ohio. She served as the Vice Chapter Chair for Ohio IMIA and has been actively involved in the language industry, working as a translator, editor, proofreader, and interpreter, specializing in the legal and medical fields. Her research focuses on legal and medical translation, computer-assisted translation, audiovisual translation, localization, pedagogy, and assessment.

Webinar Info:

Each webinar in this series will be 45-55 minutes long, followed by 5-15 minutes of Q&A. Webinars are $20 for MATI Members and $30 for Non-members.

Each Webinar is approved for 1 CEU toward ATA and WI Court Interpreter certification requirements. Certificates will be awarded upon completion.

Webinars shall be facilitated using GoToWebinar. Computer and internet access are required. Details on accessing the webinar will be emailed to registrants a few days before the webinar takes place. 

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