Introduction to Interpreting in the Texas Courts


Graciela Zozaya


3-6 Hours




Not Available


On Demand

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This workshop will provide participants with information about the basic role of the interpreter in legal proceedings, as well as the proper protocol that is to be used inside the courtroom. We will review the three modes of interpretation used in the courtroom, as well as the proper protocol. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the JBCC Code of Ethics and to use critical thinking skills in applying the canons of the code of ethics in real-life situations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the extent and boundaries of the role of a court interpreter
  2. Learn the proper protocol to be used during court proceedings
  3. Review of the three modes of interpretation and their application
  4. Introduce the Judicial Branch Certification Commission Code of Ethics and its applicability.

Continuing Education

  • .4 RID CEUs approved


Graciela Zozaya joined MasterWord in 2018 as a Language Access Solutions Advisor. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in language access, with specific focus in the healthcare and legal fields. Graciela has also created her own training tracks for medical and court interpreters and has been providing training for the past 12 years. Graciela served as Director of Professional Development for the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators (TAHIT), as Treasurer and later as Vice President of the board of the Houston Interpreters and Translators Association (HITA), and held the positions of Director, Vice Chair and Interim Chair for the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI). She is a Certified Medical Interpreter, a Master Licensed Court Interpreter and an ATA Certified Translator and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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