The New Sanctuary Coalition runs a weekly pro se asylum clinic staffed by non-attorney volunteers and supervised by experienced immigrants rights organizers and immigration lawyers. Interpreting is central to the work we do at the clinic. It is also a unique and difficult task with high demands on the interpreter, intellectually, linguistically, as well as emotionally. This training, led by Aída Martínez-Gómez, Assistant Professor of Legal Translation and Interpreting at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will provide tools to help you in this invaluable work, both pertaining directly to the process itself and the self-care necessary as you convey traumatic stories.
The interpreting training will take place on March 28, 6-8 PM at NYU, with exact location to be announced. All clinic interpreters, current and prospective, are highly encouraged to attend. Our most common need is for interpreters who speak Spanish, but we also sometimes work with people who speak Haitian Kréyole, French, Russian, and Arabic, among other languages. Please sign up here to secure your spot.
The pro se asylum clinic takes place every Tuesday from 6-9 PM at NYU Law School.
5 Washington Pl
New York, NY 10003
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