Effective Communication Across Languages and Cultures through Interpreters

  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: MSBA Criminal Law Section , MSBA Solo Small Firm Section
  • Glacial Lakes Room / Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Elimination of Bias

A panel of four court-certified language interpreters, two of whom are also practicing attorneys, will provide insights into the art and challenges of communicating effectively through interpreters with people who do not speak or understand English and whose experience with the American legal system is influenced by their own cultural background. This program will seek to eliminate the bias that attorneys may have when practicing law with persons who use interpreters.