Carla M. Mathers, Esquire, CSC, SC: L is a senior associate with McCollum & Associates, LLC, in College Park, Maryland. Ms. Mathers is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Mathers graduated magna cum laude from Howard University School of Law and summa cum laude from the University of Maryland. Ms. Mathers' holds an interpreting degree from the College of Southern Idaho. Ms. Mathers is a former President and Vice President of the Potomac Chapter Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Ms. Mathers sat on the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts' Advisory Committee on Interpreters Sub-committee on Ethics and Sub-committee on Testing and Training. In 2005, Ms. Mathers received the Judie Husted Leadership Award from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. As a certified interpreter and a practicing lawyer, Ms. Mathers is in a unique position to provide current theoretical and practical knowledge to participants through a variety of formats. Ms. Mathers has traveled and taught court interpretation nationally since 1986. She maintains a blog for interpreters, lawyers and deaf people at www.deaflawblog.com.