Hosted by the Family Law Section
Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) individuals participating in a legal proceeding should be able to do so in a language they understand, and all parties should be able to comprehend one another throughout the proceeding. This CLE program, designed for family law practitioners, will cover Court and legal requirements for the use of interpreters, best practices to follow during hearings, and tips for working with LEP clients using interpreters.
The presentation will explore applicable law and regulations, how to identify competent interpreters, discuss specific issues related to use of interpreters in domestic violence, sensitive issues such as sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. It will also examine the attorney's responsibility for using interpreters when representing limited English proficient (LEP) clients. The information will be presented using a practical approach to situation solving.
After attending this program participants will be able to implement recommendations for improving their practice when representing LEPs.
Learn how to effectively navigate language access and use interpreters when representing LEP clients in some of the most sensitive case instances.