Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Kansas & Missouri.
A John E. Shamberg Memorial Webinar
Bridging Language Barriers in Client Representation
May 23, 2019
12:00 PM -12:50 PM
Language access is an ever-present concern in a diverse society. In order to do their part in providing equal access to justice for all, lawyers must be adept at working with clients who do not speak English or are limited English proficient (LEP). This session will cover core skills, ethical considerations, and best practices necessary to successfully navigate a language barrier in the attorney-client relationship. Topics will include determining when an interpreter is needed, managing a client interview through an interpreter, and using an interpreter in the courtroom. At the end of this session, participants will be better able to competently and confidently represent LEP clients.
Professor Gillian Chadwick, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka
Gillian Chadwick is an Associate Professor at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. Gillian oversees the clinical programs at Washburn as the Clinic Director and teaches several courses, including Immigration Law. In the clinic, she supervises students representing low-income children and parents in a variety of matters with a focus on serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Gillian also serves as the Associate Director of the Children and Family Law Center at Washburn. Prior to joining the faculty at Washburn, Gillian was a Clinical Teaching Fellow and Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, Gillian worked in legal aid, representing primarily immigrant survivors of gender-based violence at several nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. Gillian has a JD from American University Washington College of Law and an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center.
KBA Member: $80
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