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Join the Court Interpreting Conversation: The 2006 OCA Action Plan Five Years Later
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6-8 p.m.

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The Women in the Courts Task Force of the New York City Bar Association is pleased to sponsor its sixth annual language access panel. This panel will continue the tradition of exploring the issues faced in the area of court interpreting and examining how previous responses have addressed these issues since the publication of the 2006 OCA Action Plan. As the panel will also focus on a discussion of the goals for reform in this area, the panel welcomes and encourages input from the audience on the challenges surrounding court interpretation.

Opening Remarks
Hon. Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts

Panel Moderator
Fern Schair, Chair, Advisory Board, Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham Law School


Lionel Bajana
Court Interpreter, Association of Language Interpreters of Greater New York ("ALIGNY") President

Sandra Bryan
Coordinator for Court Interpreter Services, OCA

Ani Mason
Staff Attorney, Family Law Unit, Queens Legal Services

Maria Muentes
Housing Court Supervisor, Housing Court Answers

Jana Owen
ASL/English Interpreter

Paul Uyehara
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

This program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Women in the Courts Task Force of the New York City Bar Association.