From the Classroom to the Courtroom

A guide to interpreting in the U.S. justice system

Author: Elena M. de Jongh

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902728220X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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From the Classroom to the Courtroom: A guide to interpreting in the U.S. justice system offers a wealth of information that will assist aspiring court interpreters in providing linguistic minorities with access to fair and expeditious judicial proceedings. The guide will familiarize prospective court interpreters and students interested in court interpreting with the nature, purpose and language of pretrial, trial and post-trial proceedings. Documents, dialogues and monologues illustrate judicial procedures; the description of court hearings with transcripts creates a realistic model of the stages involved in live court proceedings. The innovative organization of this guide mirrors the progression of criminal cases through the courts and provides readers with an accessible, easy-to-follow format. It explains and illustrates court procedure as well as provides interpreting exercises based on authentic materials from each successive stage. This novel organization of materials around the stages of the judicial process also facilitates quick reference without the need to review the entire volume — an additional advantage that makes this guide the ideal interpreters’ reference manual. Supplementary instructional aids include recordings in English and Spanish and a glossary of selected legal terms in context.
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An introduction to court interpreting

theory & practice

Author: Elena M. De Jongh

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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An Introduction to Court Interpreting: Theory and Practice by Professor Elena M. de Jongh presents an up-to-date treatment of the principal issues pertaining to court interpreting in the United States. Its principal objective is the dissemination of information that will contribute to the preparation of court interpreters. The author, an expert in the field of court interpreting, combines scholarly material with authentic texts derived from her own research and classroom experience teaching Spanish and court interpreting, and from her work in the courts as a federally certified interpreter since 1985. The book is divided into two principal sections: theory and practice, structured as two independent units that complement one another and allow for maximum flexibility in the use of the text. Part I provides a synthesis of information regarding court interpreting. The approach is interdisciplinary, dealing with languages in contact, bilingualism, dialectal varieties of language, the interpreting process, and legal issues. Part II contains authentic materials taken from legal cases and adapted for the practice of the various modes of interpretation used in court: sight translation, consecutive, and simultaneous interpretation. Although Spanish/English interpretation is emphasized, the general concepts presented are applicable to other languages. Specifically designed for use in courses on court interpreting, the book is easily adapted to other interpretation courses, and is a valuable reference for professional interpreters. An Introduction to Court Interpreting is an excellent resource for all persons interested in the rapidly-growing field of court interpreting and in issues regarding language and the law.
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The Practice of Court Interpreting

Author: Alicia Betsy Edwards

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027216029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The Practice of Court Interpreting describes how the interpreter works in the court room and other legal settings. The book discusses what is involved in court interpreting: case preparation, ethics and procedure, the creation and avoidance of error, translation and legal documents, tape transcription and translation, testifying as an expert witness, and continuing education outside the classroom. The purpose of the book is to provide the interpreter with a map of the terrain and to suggest methods that will help insure an accurate result. The author, herself a practicing court interpreter, says: “The structure of the book follows the structure of the work as we do it.” The book is intended as a basic course book, as background reading for practicing court interpreters and for court officials who deal with interpreters.
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Gifts Given

Family, Community, and Integration’s Move from the Courtroom to the Schoolyard

Author: Doug Davis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462057344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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On August 27, 1956 in Clinton, Tennessee, twelve African American students made history when they were the first to walk through the doors of a legally desegregated high school. On that day, integration in the South formally moved from the courtroom to the classroom. Author Doug Davis was a frontline witness to history. His mother was an English teacher at the high school, and his father was a lawyer in the initial court case. Although school opened with minimal disruption, the first week ended with tanks rolling into town to keep order. Later, when the parents of the black students were reluctant to send their children to school, the author’s father was one of three who escorted the students through a gauntlet of angry racists that had gathered in protest. Davis was just eight when this happened, and the memories of those tense days were the inspiration for this story. The conflict followed the family home and included the burning of a cross in their front yard. The family members were eyewitnesses to their hometown’s turmoil, conflict that escalated from riots and protests, culminating in the destruction of the high school with one hundred sticks of dynamite. Th e people of this ruptured community bore the brunt of this momentous era of societal change in America. Here, childhood memories of family and community shed their light on the story.
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From the Courtroom to the Classroom

The Shifting Landscape of School Desegregation

Author: Claire Smrekar,Ellen Borish Goldring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934742204

Category: School integration

Page: 370

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From the Courtroom to the Classroom examines recent developments pertaining to school desegregation in the United States. As the editors note, it comes at a time marked by a "general downplaying of race and ethnicity as criteria for the allocation of public resources, as well as a weakening of the political forces that support busing to achieve racial integration." The book fills a growing need for a full-scale assessment of this recent history and its effect on schools, children, and communities.
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Introduction to Court Interpreting

Author: Holly Mikkelson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317424581

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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An Introduction to Court Interpreting has been carefully designed to be comprehensive, accessible and globally applicable. Starting with the history of the profession and covering the key topics from the role of the interpreter in the judiciary setting to ethical principles and techniques of interpreting, this text has been thoroughly revised. The new material covers: remote interpreting and police interpreting; role-playing scenarios including the Postville case of 2008; updated and expanded resources. In addition, the extensive practical exercises and suggestions for further reading help to ensure this remains the essential introductory textbook for all courses on court interpreting
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Learning Evidence

From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom

Author: Deborah Jones Merritt,Ric Simmons

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314275400

Category: Law

Page: 1010

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Learning Evidence engages students by offering colorful courtroom examples, excerpts from trial transcripts, and lucid explanations of each evidentiary rule. The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the emergence of electronic media, the Supreme Court's Sixth Amendment jurisprudence, and the restyled Federal Rules of Evidence. A comprehensive teacher's manual and website include classroom exercises, PowerPoint slides, videos, and other support.
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The Drama of the Courtroom

Author: Kathy Laster,Krista Breckweg,John King

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862873391

Category: Education

Page: 130

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This innovative teaching resource lists films with significant courtroom scenes, illustrating the dramatic and tactical aspects of adversarial practice, including the demonstration of evidentiary rules in practice. The structure of the filmography is divided into two parts: the subject index followed by the synopses of films (see samples below) and subdivided by jurisdiction. The book encourages debate and discussion about the uses and role of law and its assumptions, its techniques of fact-finding and mechanisms for establishing truth. Covers civil and criminal law with a range of cases, from AIDS (Philadelphia) to war (Judgement at Nuremberg, QB VII), using films from the US, Great Britain, Australia and other countries.Two examples from the book are provided below - see Extracts.
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Winning Arguments

What Works and Doesn't Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062226681

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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“Fish mines cultural touchstones from Milton to ‘Married with Children’ to explain how various types of arguments are structured and how that understanding can lead to victory” — New York Times Book Review A lively and accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world class English and Law professor and bestselling author of How to Write a Sentence. Filled with the wit and observational prowess that shaped Stanley Fish’s acclaimed bestseller How to Write a Sentence, Winning Arguments guides readers through the “greatest hits” of rhetoric. In this clever and engaging guide, Fish offers insight and outlines the crucial keys you need to win any debate, anywhere, anytime—drawn from landmark legal cases, politics, his own career, and even popular film and television. A celebration of clashing minds and viewpoints, Winning Arguments is sure to become a classic.
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Objections at Trial

Author: Edward Imwinkelried,Ronald Carlson,Myron Bright

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1601567669

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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​Objections at Trial , an invaluable handbook from NITA®, bridges the gap between knowing the rules of evidence and applying them in a judicial setting—and clearly identifies what proposed evidence is subject to exclusion by objection. The updated Eighth Edition provides the reader—judge, lawyer, or law student—with a primer on the fine art of making effective objections to inadmissible evidence.
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Jury Trials in the Classroom

Author: Betty M. See

Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.

ISBN: 9781593630850

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Transform your classroom into a courtroom and get ready for students to take part in a great learning adventure. The six trial simulations in this book let students delve into criminal and civil law with motivating cases that mirror situations in fairy tales, nursery rhymes, literature, and history. In the roles of attorneys, members of the jury, defendants, witnesses, and courtroom personnel, students prepare and conduct cases. They will learn to use statements of fact and witness affidavits to determine guilt or innocence. The book is divided into three sections that: define the types of courts in the U.S. court system; explain how to carry out a mock trial; and give six ready-to-use court cases, including all necessary documents. The court cases allow students to understand both criminal and civil trials, with three types of each case. The cases allow you to stage trials involving Hansel and Gretel, John Wilkes Booth, Little Miss Muffet, Romeo and Juliet, Jack and Jill, and Little Red Riding Hood. Don't miss this opportunity to teach critical thinking and teach students how to weigh opposing points of view. The exciting results will motivate students to exercise their reasoning skills, polish their communication skills, and apply knowledge of the legal system. This will become one of your favorite classroom adventures. For more judicial activities, see Step into the Courtroom and On Trial.
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Slavery and Freedom in Texas

Stories from the Courtroom, 1821–1871

Author: Jason A. Gillmer

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820351326

Category: Law

Page: 266

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In these absorbing accounts of five court cases, Jason A. Gillmer offers intimate glimpses into Texas society in the time of slavery. Each story unfolds along boundaries—between men and women, slave and free, black and white, rich and poor, old and young—as rigid social orders are upset in ways that drive people into the courtroom. One case involves a settler in a rural county along the Colorado River, his thirty-year relationship with an enslaved woman, and the claims of their children as heirs. A case in East Texas arose after an owner refused to pay an overseer who had shot one of her slaves. Another case details how a free family of color carved out a life in the sparsely populated marshland of Southeast Texas, only to lose it all as waves of new settlers “civilized” the county. An enslaved woman in Galveston who was set free in her owner’s will—and who got an uncommon level of support from her attorneys—is the subject of another case. In a Central Texas community, as another case recounts, citizens forced a Choctaw native into court in an effort to gain freedom for his slave, a woman who easily “passed” as white. The cases considered here include Gaines v. Thomas, Clark v. Honey, Brady v. Price, and Webster v. Heard. All of them pitted communal attitudes and values against the exigencies of daily life in an often harsh place. Here are real people in their own words, as gathered from trial records, various legal documents, and many other sources. People of many colors, from diverse backgrounds, weave their way in and out of the narratives. We come to know what mattered most to them—and where those personal concerns stood before the law.
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Learning Professional Responsibility

Author: Leah Christensen,Brooks Holland

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683289456

Category:

Page: 644

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Learning Professional Responsibility engages students by offering colorful, real-life examples of how the Professional Responsibility rules guide and regulate lawyers in the everyday practice of law. This textbook deconstructs the ethics rules and bypasses long case-law narratives in favor of clear examples and illustrations drawing on ethics opinions, current events and lawyer news, online commentary, and court decisions. This second edition further highlights cutting-edge issues in professional responsibility, including topics such as the scope of representation, the duty of candor, conflicts, and the duty to protect client confidences in electronic formats.
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Ideology in the Language of Judges

How Judges Practice Law, Politics, and Courtroom Control

Author: Susan Urmston Philips

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195113403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

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A study that will appeal to any reader interested in the relationship between our language and our laws, Ideology in the Language of Judges focuses on the way judges take guilty pleas from criminal defendants and on the judges' views of their own courtroom behavior. This book argues that variation in the discourse structure of the guilty pleas can best be understood as enactments of the judges' differing interpretations of due process law and the proper role of the judge in the courtroom. Susan Philips demonstrates how legal and professional ideologies are expressed differently in interviews and socially occurring speech, and reveals how bounded written and spoken genres of legal discourse play a role in containing and ordering ideological diversity in language use. She also shows how the ideological struggles in a given courtroom are central yet largely hidden or denied. Such findings will contribute significantly to the study of how speakers create realities through their use of language.
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From the Closet to the Courtroom

Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits that Have Changed Our Nation

Author: Carlos A. Ball

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807000787

Category: History

Page: 286

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The advancement of LGBT rights has come about through struggles large and small—on the streets, around kitchen tables, and on the Web. Lawsuits have also played a vital role in propelling the movement forward—and behind every lawsuit is a human story. A landlord in New York seeks to evict a gay man from his home after his partner of ten years dies of AIDS; school officials in Wisconsin look the other way as a gay teenager is repeatedly and viciously harassed by other students; a lesbian couple shows up at a clerk’s office in Hawaii seeking a marriage license. In From the Closet to the Courtroom, law professor Carlos Ball follows the stories behind these crucial lawsuits. Beginning each case narrative at the center, with the litigants, Ball broadens the framework to include society at large, before stepping back to deftly weave in the lawyers’ stories and their arguments. A richly layered and multifaceted account, Ball vividly and accessibly documents how these judicial victories have significantly altered LGBT lives today in ways that were unimaginable only a generation ago.
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Order in the Court: A Mock Trial Simulation

An Interactive Discovery-Based Social Studies Unit for High-Ability Learners

Author: Darcy O. Blauvelt,Richard G. Cote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593638290

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Uses an inquiry-based approach that includes a mock trial of the classic fairy tale, "The Three Little Pigs," to introduce the concepts of the American criminal justice system.
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Jury Decision Making

The State of the Science

Author: Dennis J. Devine

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814725228

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

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While jury decision making has received considerable attention from social scientists, there have been few efforts to systematically pull together all the pieces of this research. In Jury Decision Making Dennis J. Devine examines over 50 years of research on juries and offers a “big picture” overview of the field. The volume summarizes existing theories of jury decision making and identifies what we have learned about jury behavior, including the effects of specific courtroom practices, the nature of the trial, the characteristics of the participants, and the evidence itself. Making use of those foundations, Devine offers a new integrated theory of jury decision making that addresses both individual jurors and juries as a whole and discusses its ramifications for the courts. Providing a unique combination of broad scope, extensive coverage of the empirical research conducted over the last half century, and theory advancement, this accessible and engaging volume offers "one-stop shopping" for scholars, students, legal professionals, and those who simply wish to better understand how well the jury system works.
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The Public Purpose of Education and Schooling

Author: John I. Goodlad,Timothy J. McMannon

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 208

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"I have been waiting for this book for a decade. In an age in which the national debate on school reform is concerned principally with tactics and process, this volume focuses on the most important of all questions. What is the purpose of school? How do we know if a school is working? The authors are the most highly regarded names in education. This is an important book for anyone interested in schooling in America today." -- Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, Columbia University
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Criminal Procedure

From the Courtroom to the Street

Author: Roger Wright

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454847731

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street is a criminal procedure textbook specifically designed for the undergraduate college student. This text provides students with an understanding of the legal theories involved, the constitutional reasoning for such theories and procedures and then most importantly, how those theories are applied in the real world. The objective of this text is to not only teach the law, but also offer students an understanding of how the law is actually applied in the field and in the courtroom. Key Features "On the Street" scenarios throughout the book provide an opportunity for the students to apply legal theory to real world street situations. Focused on the legal decision-making skills criminal justice professionals need when making an arrest, collecting evidence, or conducting an interrogation. Vibrant, relevant and readable approach enables students to learn not only the constitutional foundations for the laws and rules of criminal procedure but also how the law applies in today's world. The text is logically organized into a variety of topic areas that are pertinent to the actual work of criminal justice professionals. The author's extensive experience as a police officer, lawyer, and professor gives the book an ideal balance of theory and practice.
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