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MATI 2020 Webinar Series - Interpreting Gear 101

  • 05/12/2020
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM



A basic overview of interpreters' essential tools and some options beginners or experienced practitioners may not be aware of, including boogie boards, wired and wireless headsets, and the Livescribe notetaking pen and paper. We will also discuss relative advantages and disadvantages of different equipment based on criteria such as budget and ease of use.

Presented by: Ernest Niño-Murcia

Ernest Niño-Murcia is a freelance legal interpreter and translator based in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Anthro-Linguistics. As a state and federally certified court interpreter, he has interpreted legal proceedings and prepared translations, transcriptions and expert witness reports/testimony for clients in the private and public sectors.

Outside of court, he has interpreted for public figures such as House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Governor George Pataki and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. He has presented to groups of attorneys, judges and court reporters about court interpreter issues.

Additionally, Ernest is a Jeopardy! Champion (2012), whose greatest achievement on the show was beating an attorney to the buzzer to answer "co-defendant" in the "11 letter words" category

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