In an effort to provide professional development opportunities to more interpreters, we are converting some of our trainings to an online format!

We will be continuing to expand our online professional development offerings, so make sure to check back!


These are guided, self-study modules. You will have a beginning and end date that you must follow to complete the work; however, you decide when to actually sit down and complete the work. There is no face-to-face interaction, nor direct interaction with a presenter.

Always feel free to email pd@hallenross.com for assistance.

Please note: If a training has more than 1 session, you only need to take one session. They are offered several times in order to fit with people's schedules, but they are the exact same course.

1.0 CEU

Developed by Ben Hall, CSC, NIC, SC:L

Legal interpreting need not be scary. With proper consideration of one's interpreting abilities and the demands of an assignment, entry into legal interpreting is certainly possible.

The educational goals of the module are:

  • To understand the legal process within the state trial court structure
  • To understand your state's requirements for legal interpreters,
  • To identify potential entry points in the legal process for competent interpreters
  • This course is designed to separate myth from reality of what court interpreters actually experience and to identify possible possible entry points for experienced, skilled interpreters who are new to legal work
  • To accomplish this, this course provides an overall understanding of the underpinnings of the judicial system. The field of legal interpreting is vast and it is not possible to cover all legal settings in one training

***Courtroom interpreting is NOT covered in this training.***

4 sessions available!

Session 1: May 19 - June 15, 2019

Session 2: June 16 - July 13, 2019

Session 3: July 14 - Aug 10, 2019 SOLD OUT!

Session 4: Aug 11 - Sept 7, 2019 SOLD OUT!

1.6 CEUs

Developed by Linda Ross, PhD, CI/CT, NIC, SC:L

This module is designed to make the purposes and realities of production clear and to explore their application to the interpreting process.

The educational goals of the module are:

  • Identify the purposes of fingerspelling in ASL discourse
  • Analyze the purposes of fingerspelling in recorded samples of ASL discourse
  • Identify fingerspelling production norms used in ASL discourse-Identify commonly fingerspelled words and phrases
  • Analyze fingerspelling production norms in recorded samples of ASL discourse
  • Compare and contrast fingerspelling in ASL discourse and interpreted discourse
  • Demonstrate strategies for receptive fingerspelling in a practice interpretation
  • Demonstrate strategies for expressive fingerspelling in a practice interpretation
  • Analyze effectiveness of fingerspelling in a practice (live) interpretation.

July 15 - Sept 1, 2019