Court interpreting on KNPR’s State of Nevada
Judy recently had the pleasure of participating in a roundtable discussion on live radio with several fellow court interpreters. THe local Las Vegas National Public Radio station, KNPR, had organized the session, and Rob Cruz, the national chairman of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, called in from Tennessee. Also in attendance via phone was Laura Abel, the deputy director of the National Center for Access to Justice, who has done many studies on language access in the courts. Judy was joined in studio by her colleagues Cristina Sanchez, a state and federally certified court interpreter and Carol Partiguian, a state certified interpreter who works full-time at the public defender’s office, where she’s the only interpreter for 100 attorneys. The lively hour-long conversation revolved around the challenges of the profession, recent pay cuts in Clark County (where Las Vegas is located) and even some on-air interpreting by Cristina Sanchez. You can listen to the recording here.