Working with Interpreters and Clients: Translating Between Culture and the Courtroom


8:45 am - 4:00 pm


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98122

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5.25 Law and Legal and .75 Ethics CLE Credits

Build your toolbox for ensuring the most positive possible outcome for clients unfamiliar with the American legal system

Practicing law is not always about the words we use – straight word-for-word interpretation is not always enough to translate from one culture into the language of the law and back again. This program will

  • walk you through the context of cultural translation for clients unfamiliar with the American legal system;
  • build your listening ear;
  • develop your skills for interacting with and employing interpreters in effective ways; and
  • ensure the most positive possible outcome for your client.

Featuring: Judge Mafé Rajul, King County Superior Court, Judge Mark Chow, King County District Court, and Judge Linda Coburn, Edmonds Municipal Court, Interpreters, Public Defenders, Private Practitioners, Prosecutors, and More.

Cost: $225 General Registration | $195 Seattle U Law Alumni

Live webcast and in-person options available

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