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Pacific Northwest Court Interpreter Conference 

June 9-11, 2023

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Registration closes May 26th at 3:00 PM. 

 About the 2023 Conference

Court Language Access Services is excited to be hosting our first in-person training conference since 2019! We have a fantastic line up of presenters and workshops, and are looking forward to reconnecting, networking, and learning together. 

On Friday night, join your colleagues for an hour-long reception with hors d'oeuvres before the two-hour ethics workshop that will challenge you to integrate newer approaches to your team interpreting practice in ways that fit with your professional judgement and ethics, and that work well for all stakeholders.

Our Saturday workshops have something for everyone. Language neutral sessions include a case/trial preparation workshop by staff interpreter Enrique Andrade, and a consecutive skill building workshop  by Athena Matilsky in the afternoon. 

On Saturday morning, Spanish interpreters can attend a three-hour consecutive workshop by Athena Matilsky. On Katty Kauffman is presenting a three-hour simultaneous skill building workshop for Spanish Court interpreters on Saturday afternoon.

Candidates preparing for Certification will have the chance to attend an all-day, hands-on, skill building workshop on Saturday, presented by Amanda Smith from Western Oregon University. 

Sunday Katty Kauffman will lead an interactive, language-neutral workshop where the discussion will focus on the practical and ethical considerations involved in working in the simultaneous mode in legal settings, seminars, and conferences. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice the skills needed to succeed in those unique contexts. 

The Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville. The conference will not have a reserved room block, but lodging is available. 

Make sure to click on the links below for more information about the presenters, workshops, and to register online.

 2023 Conference Presenters


 Conference Workshops
Click on workshop title for a full description

Friday, June 9th
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Social Hour and Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 10th

Sunday, June 11th
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Simul is Simul. Or is it? - Katty Kauffman

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The 2023 Conference is being held at the Holiday Inn Portland - I-5 S (Wilsonville)​

Friday Night Reception and Ethics Workshop: $110.00

Saturday: $100.00/workshop​
Pre-Certified Skill Building: $160.00

Sunday: $130.00​

​Yes, we are offering online registration​ this year. ​​​

​The OJD is not providing lodging for the conference.​

​The 2023 conference is taking place June 9-11, 2023​​

​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.​

Yes, parking is free in the hotel parking lot.​

Friday Night Ethics: 2 Ethics CEUs
Trial Prep: 3 General CEUs
¡ Puliendo la Interpretación Consecutiva!: 3 Langauge Specific CEUs (Spanish)​
Concquering Consecutive: 3 General CEUs
Sight for Simul: 3 Language Specific CEUs (Spanish)
Siuml is Simul. Or is it?: 2 General CEUs, 2 Ethics CEUs


Friday Night Reception and Ethics Workshop: $110.00

Saturday: $100.00/workshop​
Pre-Certified Skill Building: $160.00

Sunday: $130.00​


Hors d'oeuvres will be provided on Friday night.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Breakfast will be provided on Sunday.​

​No, at this time we are unable to take online payments. You can place your credit card payment over the phone by calling 503-986-7073​.​

​Continuing education credits have been requested for interpreters in Washington, Idaho and California. Please see the Conference Workshops listed in the agenda above for more information. 

​Continuing education credits have been requested for RID/ACET. Please see the Conference Workshops listed in the agenda above for more information.

​The workshop will be open to all certified and non-certified interpreters, although the curriculum will be geared more towards experienced interpreters.

​The workshop is open to all Spanish speakers, but please note that the curriculum will be geared toward advanced, court certified Spanish interpreters. Preference will be given to Spanish Certified Court Interpreters.