Do you Speak my Language? Effectively Working with Interpreters


Do you Speak my Language? Effectively Working with Interpreters

from 15.00

Friday, December 8, 2017

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Carondelet Center, Room G-11
1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN
and via Webinar


  • April Cedillo, Founder and Owner of Link Interpret, LLC, State Certified Spanish Interpreter

  • Betsy Parrell, Staff Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid


Learn best practices for working with interpreters to communicate with clients. Topics will include:

  • Role and responsibilities of an interpreter
  • Simultaneous v. consecutive interpretation
  • Difference between translation and interpretation
  • How to arrange the room for the most effective interview
  • Speaking through an interpreter
  • Recognizing and addressing problems with language/translation
  • Challenges and best practices when using language line or phone interpretation
  • Working with professional interpreters v. volunteer interpreters
  • Interpreter ethics
  • Attorney-client confidentiality and interpreters

CLE: 2.0 hours of Standard MN CLE credit will be applied for.

Registration Closes: Thursday, November 30, 2017. Cancellations must be received by this date or you will be charged.

Law Students: $15
Legal Services Staff: $25 (enter promo code "dec8" at checkout)
LSAC Grantees: $25
Volunteer Attorneys, Non-Profits and Government Employees: $35
Others: $45

Attorneys Seeking Emeritus Status: FREE (to register email Ann at
Minnesota Volunteer Law Students: FREE (to register email Ann at

Don't forget: Legal Services Staff must enter the promo code "dec8" in the promo code field at checkout in order to have their program billed for the cost of this training. After the code is entered, just skip the fields asking for credit card information.

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