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I know, because I was there for part of it.
MITA was well represented this year at the annual TAJIT (Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators) conference held in Austin this past July 27-29. Turnout was high this year and the professional level of the presentations was impressive. From business strategies to weapons terminology, there was something to interest everyone. I had never made it to a TAJIT conference before–but it’s already on my calendar for next year.
On August 18 and 19 of this year, MITA had the pleasure of hosting Darinka Mangino (speaker, professor and founder of Lexica Aula Virtual para Intérpretes) who provided a superb, language-neutral seminar on Conference Interpreting. MITA’s own Lyda Baro provided the ethics portion necessary to qualify the seminar for continuing education points for Texas licensed court interpreters. A resounding thanks to all who volunteered and helped make this event a success!
-Carol Shaw, Editor