Professional development course – ETHICS for Translators and Interpreters

By Janis Palma

Location:​ ZOOM Meeting Platform
(Zoom invitation will be delivered a day before the course through your ATIF registration Email address.)

Date(s): Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)

A 4-hour interactive online course that will focus on ethical standards applicable to professional interpreters/translators, in general, and Florida interpreters/translators. Participants will delve into the relation between ethics and professional performance, and the challenges of providing quality professional interpreting services. Ethics across fields: legal, medical, economic, general.

JANIS PALMA has been a federally certified English<>Spanish judiciary interpreter since 1981, also certified by NAJIT and licensed as a Master court interpreter by the State of Texas. She worked as an independent contractor for over 20 years in different states, including legal and conference interpreting. She joined the U.S. District Courts in Puerto Rico as a full-time staff interpreter in April 2002, where she held a Supervisory Interpreter position for 6 years before retiring in 2017. She has been a consultant for various higher education institutions, professional associations, and government agencies on judiciary interpreting and translation issues. She is a former president of the Society for the Study of Translation and Interpretation (SSTI) and current Chair of the Board of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT).

CE unit approval has been requested from Florida Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program (FCICRP), American Translators Association (ATA), International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

CAPTCHAS will be used to confirm attendance in compliance with requirements from certification programs. Instructions on captchas are provided with your ZOOM invitation.

ATIF courses are $FREE for members of ATIF ONLY.

Members must log in and register for the course through our website Click on the button “Register for upcoming course.” You must use the email associated with your ATIF membership.


Contact person: Ms. Celina Romero, E-mail:

December 4, 2021 9:00 AM - December 4, 2021 1:00 PM