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Part 1 of 3

Workplace Language and Accent Discrimination Issues

Part 1 of 3 part webinar series: Language Access in the Justice System

Part 1 | Workplace Language and Accent Discrimination Issues


The ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities and the Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas present part 1 of our 3-part webinar series exploring language and other barriers to members of the Hispanic Community in employment and the justice system. Lawyers from Academia, the EEOC, and private practice will:

  • Provide an update on English-only rules/speak only English/level of English “proficiency”.
  • Discuss other forms of linguistic discrimination/racism accent, appearance, skin color, “perceived as”, etc.)
  • Explore language discrimination in jury selection.
  • Explore language discrimination in jury selection.
  • Examine additional ways discrimination is visited on the Latinx/Hispanic people in the US.
  • Describe how each presenter see these issues from their unique vantage points (academia, EEOC, private practice) as well as personally.



Speakers Include: 


Full Series Information:

  • Part 1:
    Workplace Language and Accent Discrimination Issues
    Presented 10/6/22
  • Part 2:
    Language Access to Justice
    Presented 11/3/22
    Visit program page.
  • Part 3:
    Helping Lawyers with Clients, Witnesses, and Others Whose Primary or Exclusive Language is Spanish
    Date TBD 


Part 2 | From Language Access to Language Justice – Fostering Equity for Latinos in the Justice System


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