Legal Studies

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This collection is projects that earn 0.5 - 0.7 CEUs in the specialization category of Legal Interpreting.  For those with an SC:L through RID, legal specialization credits are posted on to your RID transcript with the Professional Studies CEUs.  Certificates with the Legal Studies category documented are given to anyone who requires it for state or other certifications.   RID CEUs are overseen & administered by RID Sponsor: Ginevra Deianni.

The current options are:

VIDEO LEARNING PROJECTS FOR INTERPRETERS:  The project for Legal Interpreting in our Video Learning Series is the:  Legal Interpreting/Terminology option.  

For this projects, you define any 50 legal words that best fit your current professional work or educational curiosity from a legal dictionary source of your choice. You then watch examples of ASL interpretations of legal terminology and choose videos to watch from our YouTube Channel Library about issues in legal interpreting. (The link for videos is given to you upon registration).  Lastly you write a final reflection of what you learned and how it applies to your interpreting work. Cost: $65/project.   CEUs: 0.5 RID CEUs in Professional Studies/Legal Studies per project.

NOVELS/TEXTS FOR INTERPRETERS:  The novels in our legal collection are: 

For this project you purchase & read this book independently, answer the questions given to you upon registration, and send your work back for 0.7 CEUs in Professional Studies.  Cost: $82/project

  • Voices from the Edge: This book gives a historic account and explanation of the American with Disabilities Act. *This book is a Legal Specialization Study credit for those who need it in addition to being RID Professional Studies CEUs.
  • Legal Rights, the Guide for DHH People Sharpen your understanding of the laws that give Deaf people accessibility and civil rights.  *Legal Specialization credits available upon request.