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LIVE WEB - How to Help Your Interpreter Help You

Presented by the ISBA International & Immigration Law Section
Co-sponsored by the ISBA Bench & Bar Section and the ISBA Criminal Justice Section

Live Webcast
Tuesday, September 24, 2024
1:00 – 2:05 p.m.

1.0 hour MCLE credit, including 1.0* hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit in the following category: Professionalism, Civility, Legal Ethics, or Sexual Harassment Prevention credit

Have you ever worked with an interpreter and, if so, have you ever considered what the encounter is like from their perspective? Do you know how to handle the situation if you notice that your interpreter is not getting everything that is being said? Are you curious if you’re doing anything to frustrate their interaction with your client? Don’t miss this in-depth discussion on what you can do to make sure you’re getting the most accurate rendition of your client’s words. Topics include:
  • The standards of practice for interpreters;
  • The ethical dilemmas lawyers may inadvertently present to the interpreter;
  • The various ways lawyers can help interpreters perform at our best; and
  • The differences between pro bono interpreters and ad hoc interpreters vs. Certified

Program Coordinator:
Prof. Robin Ragan , Knox College, Galesburg

Program Chat Moderator:
Angela Peters , Buffalo Grove Law Offices, Arlington Heights

Program Speaker:
Prof. Robin Ragan , Knox College, Galesburg

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval



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Program Information

  • Fees:
    • ISBA Member - $35
      • ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
    • Non-Member - $70
    • New Attorney Member (within the first five years of practice) - $25
    • Law Student Members - Free
    • Special pricing is available for Legal Service Attorneys.
  • If you cannot attend the live web event, a full refund is available, if you cancel your registration up to the start of the live web event on the program page in your “My CLE Account”. 
  • Please Note: MCLE credit is available to registrants only on the day of this live event – and you must attend the entire program to earn MCLE credit. All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event a few days after the program, but credit is NOT available for the recording.