Free webinar on Remote Interpreting


Paying it forward

In response to the pandemic and as a way to do my part, I will be holding weekly webinars during the month of April 2020 on the topic of Remote Interpretation. These webinars are free to all interpreters. I just request that you register so I can send you the link to join. You will receive the invitation with the link to join the day prior to the scheduled event. I will cover ways in which we can interpret remote, different modalities, different platforms available for consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.

I have been blessed with receiving training from the best in the field during this time of inactivity. Many of my highly respected colleagues generously shared their knowledge via webinars. I am following their example and paying it forward. No strings attached.

I will also be offering my regular webinars as a bundle at a token fee. You do not need to sign up for paid webinars to attend the free one.

Here are the proposed dates for the webinars. I may offer different times and dates in the future as time permits.

No CE units are offered for the free webinars. I don’t have time to get pre-approval and issue certificates. That would require more time and tracking of attendance than I can afford at this time. These webinars are offered as a tool to help you expand your horizons in this time of crisis.

REMOTE INTERPRETING Ways and Means 4/10/2020 Friday, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ET 1.5 hours FREE!

Registration required

REMOTE INTERPRETING Ways and Means 4/17/2020 Friday, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ET 1.5 hours FREE!
REMOTE INTERPRETING Ways and Means 4/24/2020 Friday, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ET 1.5 hours FREE!
REMOTE INTERPRETING Ways and Means 5/1/2020 Friday, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ET 1.5 hours FREE!
Bundle of 6 webinars: see below see below 9 hours $90

 (till 4/30/2020)

Tips for Exam Taking 4/11/2010 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics I – Code of Ethics 4/25/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics II – Applied Ethics 5/9/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Team Interpreting 5/23/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Court Protocol 6/13/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Use of Equipment 6/27/2020 Sat. 10 to 11.30 a.m. 1.5 hours  $     45.00

Consult the list of approved states on our webpage or check with your state. The list of states that approve courses keeps growing.

Contact me via email at

Please be brief so I can punctually answer your question. I work in court full-time. I’ll respond ASAP.

You can sign up for any of these webinars independently of each other.

Scroll down to see a more detailed description of the courses.


All webinars and courses are instructor-led, taught live by Victoria Dopazo.

Recorded versions of the webinars are provided to the students registered for further practice and also for the benefit of students that may miss the occasional webinar or arrive late.  Live participation is always preferred.

All times published here are Eastern Standard Time.

Reserve a spot by registering via PayPal or Eventbrite. We only require 10% as a deposit for the longer courses. Apart from the dates published, we can offer other dates upon request of a minimum of two students registering to get the course started.

All practice courses are taught live and are also recorded. Participants will have access to the recorded webinar for one month following each lesson in order to review and practice further or to make up for missed lessons. All materials taught and homework assignments are emailed to participants for their personal use.  Students are expected to practice between sessions following the instructor’s recommended methodology.

The dates are scheduled according to demand. It helps to know the dates in which you plan to take the exam so we try to schedule these courses accordingly.  Send us an e-mail to request other dates.


Advanced Consecutive Interpretation Practice

  • Intensive practice on consecutive interpretation.
  • Hone your skills.
  • Improve your technique.

Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation Practice

  • Intensive practice on simultaneous interpretation,
  • Hone your skills.
  • Improve your technique.

Advanced Terminology VII and Advanced Terminology VIII webinars **** NEW

  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Study subject-specific terminology relevant to court interpreting
  • Build and expand your glossaries
  • Expand your resources with the glossaries provided to webinar attendees
  • Topics covered: drugs, DNA, charging language, custody, immigration, document fraud, gangs, etc.

Court Protocol

  • How to behave in the courtroom.
  • What to do, how and when to do it.
  • Where to position yourself.
  • How to request permission, clarification, etc.
  • How to correct the record.

Ethics I

  • Code of Ethics of Professional Interpreters
  • Cannons of the Code of Ethics used by State courts, NAJIT, US courts, etc.
  • An in-depth look at each of the cannons and what they mean.

Ethics II

  • Applied Ethics.
  • A practical look at how the code of ethics applies to different situations.
  • Examples of ethical dilemmas.
  • How to handle different situations.
  • When to say NO, and how to say it.

Team Interpreting

  • How to team interpret.
  • When to request a colleague for an assignment.
  • How to work as a team, helping and supporting your partner.
  • How to protect the record, make corrections,  confer, request help, be transparent.
  • Use of equipment.

Tips for Taking Exam

  • How to prepare for the exam. What counts.
  • Concentrating on scoring units.
  • How to render long consecutive.
  • How much decalage to allow. Rendering units of meaning, when and how to pause.
  • How to approach the different passages according to the mode of interpretation being tested.

Use of Equipment

  • The benefits of using interpreting equipment.
  • How to use it and when.
  • When to mute it.
  • How to deal with confidential interpretation.
  • Situations in which you need to switch from simultaneous to consecutive interpretation while still using the equipment.



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