Tag Archives: Carla Mathers

CIT 2014 – Workshop | The Contribution of Deaf Interpreters to GATEKEEPING Within the Interpreting Profession: Reconnecting with our Roots

Description There is increasing interest in finding ways to return Deaf people to the position of Gatekeeping they once held within the interpreting profession. We propose that one way in which the role of gatekeeping is currently evident is through the work of Deaf interpreters who work collaboratively with hearing interpreters. This session will provide


Anna Witter-Merithew Bids Farewell to ILI Attendees

Institute on Legal Interpreting: Backstage Access for Sign Language Interpreters

Is it possible to create a learning environment that effectively supports taking 220+ sign language interpreters on a guided exploration of their work, while offering real-world advice on how to enhance this work, and do it all in three days? Prior to attending the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting (ILI) in Denver, Colorado August 21st-23rd,


StreetLeverage at the Institute of Legal Interpreting

StreetLeverage Coverage of the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting

StreetLeverage is excited to announce its partnership with the MARIE Center to provide coverage of the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting (ILI) held in Denver, CO August 21-23, 2014. The 2014 ILI conference will give participants a unique opportunity to collectively observe, analyze, and discuss the performance of highly effective Deaf-hearing and hearing-hearing interpreter teams in


ILI Keynote | Looking Out – Looking In – Reaching: The Role and Function of Critical Analysis

Description This Institute for Legal Interpreting (ILI) keynote presentation will highlight the role of Critical Analysis in the exploration of legal interpreting performance. A philosophical and theoretical schema for looking at a sign language interpreter’s work will be covered.  Discussion will center on why interpreters will benefit by engaging in critical analysis and how to


Carla Mathers - StreetLeverage - Live 2014 Talk

Perception Conflicts: The Role of Sign Language Interpreters in Court

Carla Mathers presented Perception Conflicts: The Role of Sign Language Interpreters in Court at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Her talk examined the perspective of court interpreters from the point of view of the court and the attorneys. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows is an English translation


Carla Mathers

Carla M. Mathers, Esquire, has practiced law since 1993.  She currently serves as General Counsel and Legal Program Manager for TCS Associates Interpreting.  Ms. Mathers teaches legal interpreting for the DOIT Center of the University of Northern Colorado, consults with interpreters, attorneys and courts throughout the country, and is a member of the NCIEC Legal


Sign Language Interpreters: 5 Helpful Tips in Selecting an Attorney

One thing sign language interpreters should know when selecting an attorney is that one size generally does not fit all. There are many misconceptions about attorneys. The generic attitude that a good attorney is something akin to a pit bull is problematic for a number of reasons that I will discuss in this post. In