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Pro Bono Week: Clients, Interpreters and You
Date: 10/21/2013
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
MCLE Credit: As of 10/20/2015, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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Over one million people in the Chicago metropolitan area have limited English proficiency (LEP). Learning how to work effectively with interpreters therefore is a skill that all attorneys must have in their arsenal. During this seminar, panelists will provide a nuts and bolts training on how to build relationships with LEP clients, work with interpreters both inside and outside of the courtroom and other strategies for working with LEP clients. Participants will also learn how they can get involved in pro bono opportunities serving LEP clients.

Kulsum Ameji, Staff Attorney, Community Engagement Unit, LAF
Daniel Contreras, Staff Attorney, Equip for Equality
Ami Gandhi, Executive Director, South Asian American Policy & Research Institute

In the spirit of Pro Bono Week, attendees are expected to accept a pro bono case in any area of law within the next six months following the MCLE program.

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