CATI’s 35th Annual Conference

CATI will host our 35th Annual Conference

on April 1, 2023

” Working Globally, Networking Locally”

at the College of Charleston

Department of Hispanic Studies

66 George Street, Charleston, SC



Our Keynote –

We are excited to announce Anna Huberman will be present our keynote address:

A View from the Bench

How do we achieve good communication in the courtroom? Who is responsible for assuring the elective transmission

of information in the courts? The judge? The interpreter? The presenter’s unique background as an attorney, an

interpreter and now a limited jurisdiction judge will help unravel the skills, talent and insight required from all

participants in a court action, as well as identify the pitfalls of poor communication. This presentation will also touch

upon how different states provide (or not) for the availability and quality of court interpreters and interpretation services.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance in communication as it relates to meaningful access to justice for all people.
  2. Identify the role of the judge and the interpreter in facilitating language access.
  3. Examine the di!erent systems used in the selection of qualified interpreters for court.


Anna was born and raised in the Midwest but moved with her parents to Argentina as a teenager where she finished

high school and obtained a JD degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. As an adult, she moved back to the

United States with her husband and children. Her love of language and law came together in her 15-year  career as a court interpreter

with the Maricopa County Superior Court. In 2012, a new justice court precinct was created in the West Valley. Drawing on her knowledge of

the law and language and her 15 years of experience in the courts in Maricopa County, Anna decided to run for the

position. She was re-elected to her third term in 2020. Judge Huberman is the current Presiding Judge of the

Maricopa County Justice Courts. She is also the past Arizona Justice of the Peace of the Year. Throughout her

time as a judge, Anna has been on and chaired numerous Justice Court and Supreme Court committees, workgroups

and commissions. She is also involved in training. She has presented as faculty in New Judge Orientation, the Judicial

Conference, the Justice of the Peace Conference, and other conferences and trainings. Judge Huberman also serves as

a mentor judge. Most recently, she was member of the Task Force on Jury Data, Collections and Procedure and the

COVID-19 Continuity of Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency Workgroup (known as the Plan B

Workgroup). Chief Justice Robert Brutinel appointed Judge Huberman to the Arizona Judicial Council as of July 1,



Conference Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsor


2023 CATI Conference Program

Session Teasers:

  • Interpreting for Families of Children with Multiple or Low-incidence Disabilities: Terms to Know by Ana Soler
  • Disjointed: Interpreting for Patients of Strokes, Traumatic Brain Injuries & Brain Tumors by Catherine Wilson
  • The Educational Setting: An Interpreting Crossroads by Gabriela Siebach
  • The Quicksand of Translating Profanity, Between the Hammer of Accuracy and the Anvil of Conservative Culture by Ibrahim Alkhaldi
  • What is Your Sign? The Intricacies of Interpreting for a Competency to Stand Trial Evaluation – ¿Cuál es su signo? Los pormenores de la interpretación en la evaluación de la capacidad procesal by Sandra Aidar McDermott
  • Lost in Translation: The US and Latin American Court Systems by Anna Huberman
  • Students of Spanish as a Heritage Language Developing Skills and Confidence in Translation by Silvia Rodriguez Sabater
  • Using Machine Translation for Legal Translation by Jeffrey Killman
  • Accuracy in Consecutive and Accuracy in Simultaneous: Methods, Strategies and Techniques by Janis Palma

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Fees to Attend:

Early Bird (EB) Prices through March 1, 2023. Regular (Reg) prices good through March 23. Walk-Ins (WI) March 24-April 1, 2023.

CATI Members – EB $100/ Reg $120 / WI $140

Non-CATI members – EB $125 / Reg $140 / WI $160

Student – EB $35 / Reg $45 / WI $55

College of Charleston Faculty – EB and Reg $50 / WI $100


Hotels –

CATI has secured blocks of rooms at two different hotels near each other.  These blocks of rooms are first come first serve and will end on March 1st.

The hotels are less than 15 minutes from the college. Closer hotels are very expensive. We have also included a list of other hotels if needed or preferred.

CATI 2023 Conference Hotel Options

ATA Exam  –

CATI will host the ATA exam on Sunday, April 2, 2023 in Charleston, SC at 10:00 am in-person.

Please see ATA for any and all further information about the exam:



About CATI

The Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters, CATI, is the regional chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA). It is the voice of translators and interpreters in the regions of North and South Carolina. Members enjoy professional development opportunities, workshops and free webinars. The most popular program is our Learning the Ropes (LTR) mentoring program. Our members enjoy the wide range of activities that provide opportunities for networking such as socials, and of course the Annual Conference. CATI serves as an advocate for translators and interpreters in the Carolinas.