Working with an Interpreter: Providing Effective Communication & Ensuring Limited English Proficient Clients Have Meaningful Access to Justice

Feb 2013  Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 18 No. 5, pp. 18-24

This article discusses the ethical obligation GA attorneys have to communicate effectively with their clients. It examines how that obligation is heightened when representing limited English proficient clients. Specifically, the article discusses: What Is LEP?, Why Use an Interpreter?, Use of an Interpreter/Ethical Considerations and Attorney-Client Privilege, Appointment and Compensation of the Interpreter, Legal Background, Practice Tips for Working with an Interpreter.

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