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Skill Building and Ethics for Interpreters

A two day hands-on training conference for interpreters, bilingual staff and community members to build your skills as an interpreter for both beginning and experienced interpreters.

Attendance for both full days is required.

This workshop will include:

  • General overview of interpreting in medical, court and community settings
  • Review of modes of interpretation
  • Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for legal and medical interpreting
  • Skill building and note taking for consecutive interpretation
  • Consecutive interpreting practice through role plays
  • Options for certification, interpreter associations, and additional resources

This workshop is open to interpreters in any language and will be conducted in English.  Participants should be fully bilingual in English and their target language.  No previous interpreting experience is required.  Space is limited to 20 participants so early registration is encouraged.

Cost for the two day training is $190.  Participants who complete the entire training will receive a certificate of completion from Deep South Language Services.

About the Instructors:

Georgina Barvié has over 20 years of experience in the Language Service Industry and is the founder of Interlinguas, LLC.  Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she moved to Gulfport, Mississippi with her family at the age of 15. She is a Certified Court Interpreter in Alabama and Mississippi. Georgina is also a facilitator for the MS Interpreter’s Orientation Program and has taught English and Spanish as a Second Language.

Melissa Fridlin Murrell has more than 15 years experience as an interpreter in nonprofit, medical, and legal settings.  A native of the Southeastern US, she has a BA in Latin American Studies, has lived and worked in Mexico and Central America, and holds a Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting from Samford University in Birmingham, AL.  She lives near Montgomery, AL and is the owner of Deep South Language Services.

This workshop is cosponsored by: Auburn University at Montgomery – Division of World Languages and Cultures; Interlinguas Language Services; and Deep South Language Services.

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For more information contact Melissa F. Murrell at  334-356-6642 or


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