Community Coffee Hour with Robert Joe Lee (Pioneer of Certification)


In April 2023, we had the pleasure of hosting a Community Coffee Hour with one of Athena’s heroes! Among other notable accomplishments, Robert Joe Lee helped create and implement court interpreting standards in the United States. This is the full recording of that conversation, which traces his early career (and family origin including soldier interpreters!) and his spearheading of a collaboration that resulted in certification tests and uniform standards throughout the country. Audience Q & A wraps up the interview. Length of recording: 1 hr, 15 minutes.

Community coffee hours are an affordable way to bring our community together. The offering is for the love of learning only (there are no certificates or continuing education credits). A portion of the proceeds will go to Circus with a Purpose, an organization that helps children in Nicaragua find a better future. All sales are final.

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