News flash! Court interpreting raise!

OSTI thanks the Oregon Courts for a rate increase for Court Interpreters! Kelly Mills, Program Manager for Court Language Access Services (CLAS), recently announced that, “Based on the State of Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast (released on June… Read More

How can I become a licensed translator or interpreter in Oregon?

Recently, one of our readers asked this question and we thought others might benefit from this answer. In Oregon, the steps to obtaining health care interpreting certification are listed here while information on becoming a certified court interpreter is… Read More

How to work with an interpreter

Both interpreters and users of interpreter services can take proactive steps to ensure that a session stays on track. Professional interpreters follow certain protocols to ensure this, and users of interpreting services can elicit these protocols when they… Read More

OSTI 2015 Conference coming soon!

Fall Greetings! This is Erin, member of OSTI’s Continuing Education Committee and one of the organizers for our 2nd annual conference Building the Vocabulary of Success on October 9th (evening only) and 10th (all day). The big event… Read More

OSTI represents members at the Association of Legal Professionals

On September 25 and 26, Lois Feuerle and Helen Eby will be attending the NALS conference in North Bend, Oregon, representing OSTI. We will be explaining the importance of working with certified interpreters and translators, and developing relationships… Read More

New! Victims have a right to a court interpreter

According to HB 2339, the Court is now required to appoint an interpreter when it is necessary to interpret open court proceedings for a victim who seeks to exercise his or her rights or to attend or participate… Read More

California Advocacy

The California Workers Compensation Intepreters’ Association is launching an advocacy drive. They are developing categories of interpreters similar to the Certified and Qualified categories we have in Oregon, to provide better service to their community. See their proposal… Read More

OSTI starts the year with a guest from Argentina

– Can we leave? I want to get there early to find a place to park…- To start 2015 with a bang, the first translators and interpreters meeting was held on January 2nd on a cold and rainy… Read More