MICATA Workshop – Introduction to Court Interpreting

Introduction to Court Interpreting

Presented by Marcela Renna
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: JVS, 4600 Paseo Kansas City, MO 64110
Cost: $25.00 for non-members of MICATA / Free for MICATA members

Workshop Description

This two-hour workshop consists of a theoretical and practical introduction to court interpreting. During the first hour of the workshop we review the basics of the three modes of interpreting and when to use them in court. We also review the protocols to be followed by interpreters as officers of the court.

The second hour will be dedicated to role-playing to illustrate some of the situations that might come up in and outside of court: interview by court personnel (consecutive interpreting), initial appearance (simultaneous interpreting) and reading of the complaint (sight translation). This workshop will be presented in English (language neutral).

You must attend the full two hours of the class.

About the Presenter

Marcela Renna is a freelance English< >Spanish Interpreter. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Education with Emphasis in ESL from the University of Kansas and she is a federally and state certified Spanish court interpreter. She is an instructor for the orientation of the Consortium for State Court Interpreter Certification and a rater for the oral portion of the Federal Spanish Court Interpreter Exam. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Interpreting Program at Johnson County Community College. Marcela recently became an ATA English>Spanish certified translator. When she is not interpreting in court or at a jail, or translating documents, she enjoys movies, trips, and down time with her family, books in English and Spanish and triathlon training.

Directions to JVS

JVS is located north of Cleaver Blvd (47th St.), east of the plaza. Going south on Paseo you will see on the right side our building, then a parking lot with a low wall before the BP station. Park there and you will see the JVS entrance facing south.


Workshop attendees will want to access these online glossaries prior to the event:


Non-MICATA members may attend after completing the New Individual Member Registration Form, which requires an annual fee of $25.

After completing the new MICATA member registration please return to this page to reserve your spot in this workshop by filling out the form below.