In areas of crisis and war, being familiar with professional ethics and
implementing good practices may save an interpreter's life. InZone, the
Center for Interpreting in Conflict Zones at the University of Geneva,
Switzerland, has been created specifically to deliver such ethics and
skills training to interpreters in these high-risk environments.
Translators and interpreters are vulnerable in the legal arena, especially when assigned to terrorism and other high-stakes cases. But strict adherence to linguistic protocol can help protect them. Mass Legal Services offers three online introductory courses designed to equip novice linguists with essential skills and educate them about ethical issues.
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