Legal Interpreting Training Program
The Legal Interpreter Training Program (LITP) is a 4-semester program of specialized coursework designed for ASL-English interpreters who wish to work in the legal system of the United States. This specialized course of study is taught by nationally known experts in legal interpreting. It will prepare interpreters to meet the court interpreter standards of many states. The program includes three knowledge courses addressing principles and protocol associated with interpreting in the legal system, and Civil and Criminal Law. The fourth course develops a range of interpreting necessary for working in this demanding and high-risk setting. It includes a 55 hour supervised practicum in courtroom settings.
Interpreters accepted into the program will gain 15 undergraduate or graduate credits from the University of Northern Colorado and RID members can earn 22.5 CEUs.
This series is available for both undergraduate and graduate credit.
Applicants must currently be certified as CDI, CSC, CI/CT, NIC: Advanced or Master, ED:K-12 Secondary ASL, NAD IV or V, or equivalent to be accepted into the program.
For more information regarding course descriptions, costs, and application process click here: http://www.unco.edu/marie/legal_interpreting.html This will take you the MARIE website.