Spanish professor to present court interpreter lecture

Release Date: 9/26/2007

Clarksville, Ark. -- University of the Ozarks Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. William Clary will present an informative lecture for prospective candidates for the Spanish Language Court Interpreting Certification in Fort Smith on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Dr. William ClaryThe event is part of the Foreign Language Interpreter Orientation Training Program, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts.

Dr. Clary’s lecture will focus on the preparation for different court procedures in the circuit and district courts, as well as juvenile courts and civil cases. He will also participate in simulated workshops devoted to the different modes of foreign language interpreting in the courtroom.

Dr. Clary has been a certified court interpreter since 2000 and is certified in both Arkansas and Missouri. He is one of approximately eight certified foreign language court interpreters in Arkansas. Dr. Clary earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri and has taught at U of O since 2006.