Deposition of the Week


Now that Judy is working very hard on her Nevada court interpreter certification, she's spending a lot of time in court and practicing simultaneous interpretation with the help of official test preparation kits and also just good old YouTube videos. We just found this hilarious video of a deposition by the president of a company accused of fraud who answers most questions with "I don't know." It is quite stunning how she can keep her composure and claim to have no knowledge of  -- well, pretty much anything. Her inability to identify an investor is particularly amusing.  Legal issues aside: it's easy to interpret! Enjoy.


2 comments:

Paula on August 23, 2010 at 6:34 AM said...

Hilarious! I now have a new pastime. Watching the related videos provides good insight into human behavior around lying, being uncomfortable, etc. That must be difficult for interpreters to deal with sometimes. How do you/can you just stick with what's being "said" without adding too much interpretation? That's sometimes difficult enough with text, but oral communication is so much more nuanced. Good luck with the certification process!

Paula on August 23, 2010 at 6:34 AM said...

Hilarious! I now have a new pastime. Watching the related videos provides good insight into human behavior around lying, being uncomfortable, etc. That must be difficult for interpreters to deal with sometimes. How do you/can you just stick with what's being "said" without adding too much interpretation? That's sometimes difficult enough with text, but oral communication is so much more nuanced. Good luck with the certification process!

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