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Challenges in Courtroom Interpretation: Effectively and Ethically Securing Language Access for Your Client
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:30 pm-8:00 pm


This is the latest in a series of annual programs on language access and courthouse interpreter services bringing together judges and officials from the Office of Court Administration, members of the interpreter community, and advocates interested in language access and social justice. This year, we will focus our discussion on attorney best practices, issues of professional responsibility, and ethical questions that arise in the context of courtroom interpretation.  

Moderator: JENNIFER CHING, Project Director, Queens Legal Services

Speakers: JODI MORALES-VARGAS, Supervising Attorney, Bronx Defenders; LIONEL BAJANA, Senior Court Interpreter, Bronx County Criminal Court; AMY TAYLOR, Language Access Project Coordinator, Legal Services NYC; SAMUEL LUI, Manhattan Legal Services; SANDRA BRYAN, Coordinator of the OCA Office of Court Interpreting Services; DAVID LEWIS, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Sponsored by: Committee on  Civil Courts, Dora Galacatos, Chair; Committee on Criminal Courts, Robert S. Dean, Chair; Committee on Professional Responsibility, David A. Lewis, Chair; Committee on Minorities in the Courts, Nadine Fontaine, Chair; Committee on Family Court & Family Law, Hon. Lillian Wan, Chair; Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities, James Weisman, Chair; Women in the Courts Task Force, Rebecca Berkebile, Chair

Event is free; please RSVP to MCarlock@proskauer.com

 

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)