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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

12:00 PM

Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Fl. Conference Center
1101 Market St., Aramark Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Registration Info:
Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 AM

12:00 PM - 3:15 PM



Osvaldo R. Avilés
Administrator, Interpreter Certification Program, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

Janet C. Fasy
Deputy Court Administrator
Court Reporters, Digital Recorders and Interpreters
First Judicial District

Antonio E. Guerra
President, Board of Directors, Delaware Valley Translators Association (DVTA)
National Chapters Chair, Interpretation Policy Advisory Committee
American Translators Association (ATA)

Tsiwen M. Law, Esq.
Law & Associates, L.L.C.

Rodolfo P. Téllez (Rudy)
National Board Certified Medical Interpreter
Pennsylvania Court Certified Interpreter
Conference Interpreter
Faculty and Coordinator, Interpreter and Translation Master’s program
La Salle University

Navigating Language Access In Legal Proceedings

CLE - Navigating Language Access In Legal Proceedings

Presented with the American Translators Association

#TakeActionPhilly CLE Program

As a fundamental principle of law, fairness, and the fundamental right to justice, and to promote the integrity and accuracy of judicial proceedings, attorneys, judges and the courts, should provide a sound and reliable system of language access services. Persons participating in a legal environment should be able to do so in a language they understand and all parties should be able comprehend one another throughout the proceedings.

This 3-hour interactive CLE session will provide an in-depth look at what is driving the growing need for language access, why it is so important, how it is structured so as to achieve effective results, and when it is required by law.

A prestigious panel of local and state court, government and linguistic experts will offer their unique perspectives and offer guidance regarding the following:
-- Assessment on current meaningful language access status in Pennsylvania
-- Identifying LEP persons
-- Interpreter Services in Legal Proceedings and Courts
-- Obstacles to compliance
-- Document Translations
-- Qualifications of Providers
-- Training and Certification
-- Code of Conduct and Interpreter Ethics
-- Resources

Using case studies, expert practitioners will address the challenges and obstacles, ethical dilemmas and cultural considerations, with practical solutions, technology trends, forecasts and resources.

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