Court Interpreting & Translation Seminar
The Westin St. Francis
San Francisco, California
Saturday, September 14, 2002


Join your colleagues in San Francisco on September 14 for a full day of in-depth sessions on court interpreting and translation. All sessions will be in English and will be submitted for Continuing Education Credit for the States of California and Washington. A continental breakfast will be served in the morning and a networking session will be held immediately after the final presentation.

Schedule of Events

7:30am-8:30am Onsite Registration and Continental Breakfast
Translation of Civil Legal Documents from Mexico: Resources, Comparative Law, Evidentiary Requirements
- Holly Mikkelson
10:30am-12:15pm “Did I Say That?” “Isn’t That What She Said?” Self- and Other-Monitoring Activity in the Courtroom: Process and Problems
- Nancy Schweda Nicholson, PhD
12:15pm-1:45pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:45pm-3:30pm Sight Translation
- Sara García-Rangel
3:45pm-5:30pm Untangling Legalese: Maximizing Clarity in the Translation of Pleadings into English
- Joe McClinton
  Enhancing Retention for Consecutive Interpreting
- Janis Palma
5:30pm-6:30pm Cash Bar Networking Session

Abstracts and speaker biographies can be found at

  • A Cocktail Party, hosted by ATA's Northern California Translators Association and the Bay Area Court Interpreters will be held on Saturday, September 14, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Limited to 60! Make your reservation now!

  • Mentoring Program Workshops, presented by Courtney Searls-Ridge, are now scheduled for Sunday, September 15. Participants must register in advance.

  • NCTA General Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with special guest speaker CJ Phillips presenting "How to Write Your Own Work Contracts and Finally Get Paid."

Early-Bird Registration Fees:
ATA Members $165
Nonmembers $255

Registration Fees After September 6 and Onsite:
ATA Members $235
Nonmembers $330

Space is limited. To register, choose a form from the menu on the left and fax (703-683-6122) or mail to ATA, 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590, Alexandria, VA 22314.

In addition, be sure to make your hotel reservations at The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. A small block of rooms has been reserved at $149 single/double a night, plus tax. To take advantage of this special rate, reservations must be made by August 28. Contact The Westin at (415) 397-7000 for reservations. Be sure to mention that you are attending ATA’s Court Interpreting and Translation Seminar.

The Westin is located 30 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 40 minutes from Oakland International Airport, in the heart of downtown San Francisco overlooking Union Square.

Register today!

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— An ATA Professional Development Seminar —

ATA Accreditation Exam
An ATA accreditation exam sitting is scheduled for Sunday morning, September 15, in the hotel. Separate registration is required for the exam.

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Abstract & Bio


Sessions Submitted for CIMCE Approval