• ATIF Year VI

    One week shy of ATIF’s fifth anniversary, the Board announced the appointment of an Interim Board to lead the Association in 2015.

    Giovanna Lester and Daniela Guanipa will take the helm of ATIF from January 1 through December 31, assisted by Maria Mallarino, Emmy Prieto, Dianna McCrary, Sylvia Korwek and Carmen Sáenz. You can learn more about our new Board by visiting our website (www.atifonline.org), under About/Board.

    The Interim Board was appointed to get ATIF ready for this year's elections, lead the organization back to its original Business Plan by aligning its growth, market reality and membership expectations, to receive the 56th ATA Annual Conference in style, among other things. The Interim Board has a one year term. Its members are veterans, former board members, as well as new individuals. The mix is intended to ensure continuity and insert new perspectives into our work.

    We believe in ATIF. We count on your vote of confidence and support of our Interim Board. ATIF’s commitment to its membership is reflected in the actions we take to ensure that the best interest of the members remains our main focus.

    ATIF Interim Board

  • Int’l Medical Interpreters Association & ATIF

    "It is great for Florida.

    I hope that the IMIA and ATIF can work side by side in a collaborative way so that each promote each other's work and IMIA can serve as a resource to ATIF members that specialize in medical interpreting just as ATIF can serve as a resource to IMIA Florida members that want to broaden their horizons. Our call will be for all our FL members to support and join the only state association ATIF and we hope that ATIF will encourage their medical interpreter members to join IMIA which is the only national trade association for medical interpreters."

    Izabel Arocha, IMIA President, February 2010

  • Florida Int’l University & ATIF

    "Be advised that Florida International University, through its T&I Program, recognizes, endorses, supports, and commends ATIF and its devoted volunteers for their continuing effort in assuring that our profession continues to have much-needed organizational representation."

    Eric Camayd-Freixas, FIU Modern Languages Department, December 2009

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More Interpreter Related Training in Florida

Good Afternoon, All:

Please note the following court interpreting-related training, job, and professional development resources that may be of interest:

Continuing Interpreter Education

  • The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida will host the course, Motions in Criminal Trial Court From Start to Finish.  This course has been approved by the Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program for 4.5 Continuing Interpreter Education (CIE) credits and assigned course approval number CEAA # 14-0087. For additional details and to register, please see below information and [click here for] registration form.

Date/Time:  Friday, October 3, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Broward County Central Courthouse, 201 SE 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, Courtroom 4750 (North Wing)
Registration Deadline:  September 17, 2014
Payment:  Free for all participants.  State certified interpreters will receive priority registration but others will be accepted thereafter on a first-registered basis.

Job Vacancies 

Please access the respective webpages for information relating to employment in a court interpreter position in the following judicial circuits:

Oral Performance Exam Resources/Practice Exercises/Glossaries

Note:  In addition to downloading the simultaneous practice exercises and accompanying manual, there are a number of additional resources which may be accessed from this site─including language-specific legal glossaries in more than 10 languages.

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement as you deem appropriate.  Have a great weekend!

Lisa Bell
Senior Court Operations Consultant
Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program
Office of the State Courts Administrator | 500  S. Duval Street | Tallahassee, FL 32399
850.922.5107 | F. 850.414.1342

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