Past : Present : Future

by Anonymous
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At the opening session of NAJITs Silver Anniversary Meeting and Educational Conference in Denver on May 22, 2004, as I listened to keynote speaker Dr. Virginia Benmaman discuss the rocky path of judiciary interpretation in the United States, I could not help but take a second look at my career and my own place in our professions history. Dr. Benmaman, distinguished Professor Emeritus and current director of the MA Program in Bilingual Legal Interpreting at the Graduate School of the College of Charleston, South Carolina, delivered an enlightening speech with an invitation few in the audience could resist: this is a time not to cry for our future but to pat ourselves on the back.

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