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Your Guide to the Current Legislative and Regulatory Happenings in the Interpreting Profession

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Julie Anne Schafer, RID HQ Director of Public Policy and AdvocacyDirector’s Corner

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — legislative session! Legislative session has started, or will be starting, in almost every state. Whether or not you agree that it is the most wonderful time of the year, we are excited to relaunch In the Hopper!

Public Policy and Advocacy Department = Standards and Practices Department
As you may be aware, RID has undergone a recent reorganization. Formerly the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, I am now the Director of Standards and Practices (S&P). In addition to my policy and advocacy duties, I am now administering the Ethical Practices System and monitoring Affiliate Chapter compliance. We recently welcomed Neal Tucker to the team, who will serve as the Policy and Compliance Specialist and assist in the day-to-day functions of the S&P Department. Together, we will work to keep you informed of the current