Date: February 16, 2019

Time: 10am-1pm PDT

Location: Online


The National Center for Interpretation is pleased to announce a webinar designed for interpreters of all languages!


Having a reliable note-taking system is key to interpreting effectively in the consecutive mode. That said, what works for one person may not make sense to another. Because note-taking is as individual as handwriting, it is best for interpreters to work on creating their own system of notes that combines basic elements: letters, symbols and spacing. The goal of this session is to expose participants to a “menu” of note-taking techniques while offering opportunities for practice to identify and perfect their individual note-taking style.



Ernest Niño-Murcia is a freelance legal interpreter and translator based in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Anthro-Linguistics. As a state and federally-certified court interpreter, he has interpreted legal proceedings and prepared translations, transcriptions and expert witness reports/testimony for clients in the private and public sectors. Outside of court, he has interpreted for public figures such as House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Governor George Pataki and Senator Bernie Sanders. He has presented to groups of attorneys, judges and court reporters about court interpreter issues. Additionally, Ernest is a former member of the NAJIT Board of Directors, and past chair of the Bench and Bar Committee.