PD Opportunity: Interpreting Workshop Accuracy in Legal Interpreting


Accuracy is one of the AUSIT Code of Ethics’ principle ethical requirements for interpreters and translators. Most practitioners would also agree that this is their primary responsibility. However, the concept of accuracy is a complex one which is often ‘interpreted’ in many different ways.

In this workshop we will review the concept of accuracy in the legal context. Accuracy is paramount in legal interpreting and it is an important principle that makes possible the fair administration of justice in police interviews and the courtroom (among others). We will explore police interrogation techniques and the taxonomy of courtroom questions in order to analyse the impact accuracy has in the translated discourse regarding legal outcomes


Dr. Erika Gonzalez is a lecturer and tutor at UNSW and UWS, where she teaches translation and interpreting at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also works as a freelance translator and conference interpreter. She completed a PhD on professionalism in community interpreting and believes that education and training are the key for achieving high professional standards and recognition. Erika is also the AUSIT national PD co-ordinator.

Key Details

  • Date: Tuesday 17 January
  • Time: 6pm to 8pm
  • Venue: TAFE SA, Room: E 409, 120 Currie St Adelaide
  • Cost: AUSIT/ASLIA member $40, Non-member $60, AUSIT student member $20, Non member student $30
  • Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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Published: 23/12/2016