Carla M. Mathers, Esquire, CSC, SC: L serves as consultant regarding legal interpreting issues travelling and teaching widely. Ms. Mathers is employed by TCS Associates as legal counsel and is charged with developing its Legal Interpreting Practice Area for in-person legal interpreting services and for video remote legal interpreting services. Ms. Mathers is a licensed attorney in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Mathers also works for TCS Associates , a sign language interpreting firm, in Wheaton, Maryland as its in house counsel. Ms. Mathers graduated magna cum laude from Howard University School of Law and summa cum laude from the University of Maryland. Ms. Mathers' interpreting degree is 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 currently serves as the Vice President of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers and sits on the Membership Committee of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators. Previously, Ms. Mathers served 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 Region II Judie Husted Leadership Award from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. In 2006, Ms. Mathers published Sign Language Interpreters in Court: Understanding Best Practices, a text for interpreters, attorneys and courts to understand the principles underlying ASL court interpreting.