Interdisciplinenary Panel: An Open Forum Discussion
Kile Buddy Bauer & Walter BauerCorps
An interpreter often feels they are working alone or in a vacuum, making decisions unilaterally in their interpretations. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together various stakeholders who interface during legal proceedings. Panelists will include a police officer, district attorney representative, judge/magistrate, probation office, and Deaf consumers. The workshop is designed to create an open dialogue among practitioners and working interpreters to optimize our interactions and come to an understanding of our various and sometimes discrepant goals. Broad topic headings will be offered as a guide for discussions, but the overall format will be less structured to allow the audience and stakeholders to guide their learning.