Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network

MiTiN strives to offer workshops, meetings, and events to members on various topics to help enhance their skills and knowledge and also to provide continuing education hours for those seeking to maintain their certifications, catering to both interpreters and translators.

Events & News

Saturday, April 27, 2024 / 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (In-person)
Prep Workshop in Consecutive Interpreting

This workshop is designed for interpreters who will be taking the Oral Exam to become certified or to maintain their Qualified status. It is language neutral and will focus on the skills needed to do well on the test. Attendance is limited to the first 20 registrants.

NOTE: Priority will be given to the first 20 non-certified interpreters to register. When the 20 spots are filled, we will start a waiting list. We wish for everyone to benefit from this session, so please be considerate if things change from your end, and notify us via email at info@mitin.org by Wednesday, April 24 so that we may contact the next individual on the list. Again, priority is given to non-certified interpreters.

Registration Fee: Pay at the door. Please bring a check (payable to MiTiN) or exact change.

Member: $20.00
Non-member: $40.00
Registration Link: https://www.mitin.org/ecommerce/event-registration.html

Presenter: Ms. Evelyn Villarruel
Location: Ward Church
Address: 40000 Six Mile Rd, Township of Northville, MI 48168



Past Events


Tuesday, March 26, 2024 / 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Online)
Transcribing 101 - Learn from court reporters what is a transcription.  Hints and tactics. Examples of software that can help.
Presenters: Ms. Vanessa Busch, Certified Court Operator, Honorable Nicholas Ayoub and Ms. Jillayn DeBoer (Malburg), Court Operator & Certified Electronic Recorder, Honorable Brian O. Neill

Monday, February 26, 2024 / 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Online)
Hometown Recruiters - Department of State Language Services
Presenter: Ms. Rania Hijazeen

Saturday, January 27, 2024 / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Online)
Annual General Meeting


Saturday, December 2, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (In-person)
Holiday Brunch

Saturday, November 18 / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Online)
Town Hall Meeting with the Oakland County Circuit Court Administrator, Richard Lynch.

Saturday, October 28 / 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (In-person)
A walk into Labor and Delivery and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department: What Interpreter should know
Presenter: Dr. AnneMarie Opipari, Michigan Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

Saturday, September 30 / 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Online)
Ethics and Professionalism
Panelists: Ms. Jinny Bromberg, Mr. David Porta, Ms. Evelyn Villarruel

Saturday, August 19 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Online)
A Synopsis of District Court Procedure in Michigan and the Role of interpreters in District Courts
Presenter: Judge Cynthia Walker

Saturday, July 29 / 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Online)
Interpretation and the Medical Field: Current and Future Trends
Presenter: Mr. Damian Omness

Saturday, May 6 / 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (In-person)
Visualization Workshop
Presenters: Ms. Donna Bos and Ms. Hiromi Fujii

Saturday, April 22 / 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (In-person)
Workflow in the Emergency Department: Intricacies in Adult and Children’s Emergency Services
Presenter: Nicole Therese Klekowski, MD

Saturday, March 4 / 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Online)
Corpus Linguistics: Mining billions of words for empirical language studies
Presenter: Mr. Donald MacQueen

Saturday, January 21 / 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Annual General Meeting


Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
General Overview of Probate Court
Presenter: Judge David M. Murkowski, Chief Judge Kent County Probate Court

Saturday, December 3
Holiday Get Together (in-person)

Saturday, October 29
ATA Round Table
Presenter: Ms. Izumi Suzuki

Saturday, September 17 / 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Understanding and Interpreting Child Welfare Cases in Family Court
Presenter: Honorable Mark Feyen, Chief Probate Judge of Ottawa County Probate Court

Saturday, August 13 / 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Understanding Firearms Vocabulary for Witness testimony / transcripts / translations
Presenter: Mr. Mark Jacobson

Saturday, July 23 / 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Translating Official Documents
Presenter: Ms. Rula Hijazeen

Saturday, June 25 / 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Returning to Normalcy? Court operations in a post-pandemic world
Presenter: Mr. Richard Lynch

Saturday, May 14 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
What do you need to become a medical interpreter
Presenter: Ms. Sereen Kishmish

Saturday, April 30 / 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Simultaneous Interpretation by Zoom
Presenter: Ms. Angelica Snyder

Saturday, March 26 / 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Interpreting for Refugees
Presenter: Ms. Jay Dawn

Saturday, January 29 / 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Annual General Meeting


More event, workshop and seminar opportunities are available from ATA and its chapters and affiliates.

ATA: https://www.atanet.org/ata-events/

ATA chapters and affiliates: https://www.atanet.org/member-center/groups/

Email: info@mitin.org

Phone: (248) 344-0909

Mailing address: P.O. Box 852, Novi, MI 48376

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