These presentations will be language-neutral.
Cost: $0 for ACIA members and for those in the Arizona Court Interpreter Registry.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3 Hours CEU Credit
Guest Speaker: Judge Anna Huberman
Presentation: Overview of the Justice Courts.
Description: In this training, Judge Huberman will give a detailed presentation about what the Arizona Justice Courts are and their purpose. She will discuss the types of cases that are brought to Justice Courts and will include a rich exposition on court procedure and much more.
Anna Huberman Anna was born and raised in the Midwest but moved with her parents to Argentina as a teenager where she finished high school and obtained a JD degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. As an adult, she moved back to the United States with her husband and children. Her love of language and law came together in her 15-year career as a court interpreter with the Maricopa County Superior Court. In 2012, a new justice court precinct was created in the West Valley. Drawing on her knowledge of the law and language and her 15 years of experience in the courts in Maricopa County, Anna decided to run for the position. She was re-elected to her third term in 2020. Judge Huberman is the current Presiding Judge of the Maricopa County Justice Courts. She is also the past Arizona Justice of the Peace of the Year. Throughout her time as a judge, Anna has been on and chaired numerous Justice Court and Supreme Court committees, workgroups, and commissions. She is also involved in training. She has presented as faculty in New Judge Orientation, the Judicial Conference, the Justice of the Peace Conference, and other conferences and trainings. Judge Huberman also serves as a mentor judge. Currently, she is a member of the Arizona Judicial Council and the Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice.
Guest Speakers: Alfred González, Judith Costello, and Veronica Olivares.
Presentation: “I’m a Qualified Court Interpreter … So Now What?” Dilemmas in Court Interpreting and How to Apply the Code of Conduct to Solve Them.
Description: This training offers a practical application of the Canons of the Code of Conduct to common dilemmas faced by court interpreters in preparing for court and when problems arise in the courtroom. This is a review of the Code of Conduct and a how-to guide to citing the specific canon that relates to your requests and supports your proposed solutions for problem-solving before and during a court hearing. The Code of Conduct is your friend and will support you!
Judith Costello has been the sole Staff interpreter for Spanish and the Interpreter Coordinator for the Courts in Coconino County since 2014. Before that, she taught Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Cinema Studies at Northern Arizona University and was a freelance interpreter, certified through the Nevada State Courts.
Veronica Olivares has been a staff interpreter for the Cochise County Courts since 2007, and Chief Interpreter/Law Librarian and Interpreter Coordinator since 2015. Previously, she worked for the Douglas Justice Court and the Cochise County Attorney’s Office. Currently, she is taking an online Legal English Course with Ibero Ciudad de México.
Alfred Gonzalez (aka Meet our Spanish interpreter – he’s from England) is the staff interpreter at Tempe Municipal Court. He’s a languages graduate of London University and swore when he left University that he would never work in translating…