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Legal Interpreting Symposium

9 December 2021
5.00pm – 7.00pm AEDT
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The 11th Legal Interpreting Symposium, hosted by the HAL Translation and Interpreting Group, explores the implications for access to justice in courts where judicial officers and court administration work with interpreters.

It will open with a summary of the research progress of the ARC-funded Linkage Project: Access to justice in interpreted proceeding: the role of judicial officers, now in its second year, led by Chief Investigator Professor Ludmila Stern, with CIs Professors Sandra Hale, Associate Professor Stephen Doherty (ADA) and Associate Professor Melanie Schwartz (Law).

This is followed by a presentation of findings from the analysis of a national dataset of criminal case judgements and decisions where interpreters were required. An interview with a District Court Judge will shed light on the impact of the Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals (RNS) on judicial approaches to working with interpreters, whereas insights shared by an industry partner will highlight the importance of briefings and background information for court interpreters.

Finally, the symposium examines the role of experimental research in developing our understanding about the current issues. It will conclude with a Q&A with the audience.

Full program here.