Opening the Courthouse Doors to Limited English Proficient Individuals: Language Access in PA Courts and Administrative Agencies

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Explore the implementation of the PA Court and Administrative Proceeding Interpreter Certification Law and regulations and the language access requirements and how to better serve limited English proficient individuals.

Understand the Mechanics of Working with Interpreters

  • Know when to ask for an interpreter and what qualifications to look for
  • Learn how to conduct a proper voir dire of an interpreter
  • Hear tips on how to spot an unqualified interpreter (even if you don’t speak the language)
  • Understand appropriate use of simultaneous vs. consecutive modes of interpreting
  • How to elicit testimony on direct and cross through an interpreter
  • Recognize constraints on professional interpreter conduct

Explore the Role of the Judge, Interpreter, Court Administrator, and Attorney

  • Gain practical advice about effectively representing LEP clients
  • Get tools to successfully communicate with LEP clients
  • Learn how to rescue your case when an incompetent interpreter is involved and challenging interpreter error
  • Look at confidentiality and language access and using jailhouse and family interpreters


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Faculty may vary by location.
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