6th Annual Pacific Northwest Court Interpreter Conference June 9-11, 2017
About the 2017 Conference
2017 marks the sixth annual Pacific Northwest Court Interpreter Conference hosted by Court Language Access Services, Oregon Judicial Department. We are confident that the 2017 Conference will not disappoint! Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner will be bringing her expertise for a full day of Spanish specific training for experienced court interpreters on Saturday. We are excited to announce that Virginia Valencia will be doing a full day of language neutral consecutive training Saturday as well. On Sunday we will be joined by members of the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team to talk about gangs and gang culture in Multnomah County, and also by members of Multnomah County STOP and START Court Staff to talk about drug courts in Multnomah County.
We will kick off the weekend with a social hour on Friday evening followed by a live ethics panel, which will be focusing on reporting impediments to performance. Panel members include: Ed Alletto, Lisa Crawford, Melanie DeLeon, Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner, and Virginia Valencia.
This year the Conference is being held at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego. While we have not secured a room block for conference participants, lodging is available there. Registration will be done online again this year, and we will be offering limited onsite registration for a higher registration fee.
Make sure to click on the links below to find out more about the presenters, the workshops that are being offered, and to register online.
We can’t wait to see you in June!
2017 Conference Presenters
Friday, June 9th
|4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
||Ethics Panel Registration |
|4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Saturday, June 10th
must attend either the entire Spanish Specific Workshop or the entire Language
Sunday, June 11th
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The 2017 conference is taking place June 9th, 10th, and 11th.
No, at this time we are unable to take online payments. You can place your credit card payment over the phone by calling (503) 731-3283, or send in a check made payable to "The Office of the State Court Administrator" to Court Language Access Services 1163 State St. Salem, OR 97301. You can find out more information about payment options when you register online.
The OJD is not providing lodging for the conference.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for conference registrants.
Is onsite registration available?
We will be offering onsite registration this year. Please note that participants who wish to register onsite the day of the conference will pay a higher registration fee, and we cannot accept cash payments. Also, several of the workshops do have attendance limits, so there is no guarantee that you will be able to register for the workshop that you want to attend on that day.