The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence is excited to share our webinar series: Use and Integration of Interpreters in Civil Protection Order Litigation for Victims of Domestic, Sexual & Stalking Violence. This webinar series increases the capacity of civil litigators to represent victims of domestic, dating, sexual and stalking violence who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing from intake to the close of litigation.
Part I: Developing Organizational and Community Partnership Strategies
- Presented by Martha Cohen, Cannon Han, and Amber Hodson.
This webinar explored how attorneys can work to establish language access at their work organizations and across their work community, including those organizations with which referrals and partnerships exist.
Part II: Identifying and Meeting Your Client's Language Needs
- Presented by Madeline Garcia Bigelow, Amber Hodson, and Protima Pandey.
This webinar explored the challenges of assessing a client’s language needs and determining all the points at which an interpreter is necessary for ethical and comprehensive attorney-client communication during representation. Case scenarios was discussed.
Part III: Litigating with Interpreters
- Presented by Martha Cohen, Amie Lopez, and Erin Scheick.
This workshop explores the challenges to conducting a direct examination in a case that requires interpretation services.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2014-TA-AX-K027 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.