Foley Hoag to Host Pro Bono Training Session on Representing Limited English-Speaking Clients

November 1, 2017

Foley Hoag LLP will host and co-sponsor "Representing Limited English Proficient Clients and Working with Interpreters: Tips and Traps for the Pro Bono Lawyer," a two-hour training session for pro bono and legal services attorneys. The event will take place on November 2, 2017 at Foley Hoag's Boston office.

Rebecca Cazabon, Foley Hoag's pro bono managing attorney, will participate on the training panel; firm partner Martha Coakley will provide opening remarks.

Topics are expected to include: working with LEP clients and interpreters in your office; cultivating cultural competency; addressing confidentiality and privilege issues; effects of trauma and its impact on communications with clients; the law on the right to a court interpreter; access to translated court forms and information; and language assistance inside and outside the courtroom.

Foley Hoag is co-sponsoring this event with the Boston Bar Association, the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, the Domestic and Sexual Violence Council, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), the Victim Rights Law Center and the Women's Bar Foundation.

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