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The Importance of Networking

Net­work­ing is the process of cre­at­ing and main­tain­ing con­nec­tions with other peo­ple. Net­work­ing can and should be done online as well as offline/in person.

Smaller Firms Carve Out Niche With Bilingual Attorneys 

In the ever-competitive world of general practice law, many Connecticut attorneys have noted the advantages of advertising their own second-language skills or having staff members who speak multiple languages. 

Child death case undone again by translation failures in court

A preliminary hearing for a Burmese refugee accused in the slaying of a 7-year-old girl was again put on hold Monday because of a failure to adequately provide translation services to the defendant.

The Benefits of Bilingualism

Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter.

NYCLA Hosts ‘Multilingual Lawyering’ Forum

The New York County Lawyers’ Association hosted a forum called Multilingual Lawyering—Challenges and Opportunities, presenting an overview of job opportunities and career development resources for multilingual attorneys, as well as discussion on the challenges of working with multilingual clients.

SCOTUS addresses “Interpreter” versus “Translator” and who should bear the cost of translation

A federal law that allows the winning side in a lawsuit to be paid back for ‘compensation of interpreters’ does not cover the cost of translating documents.

U.S. Department of Justice finds lack of court access for non-English speakers in NC violates Civil Rights Act

U.S. Department of Justice determine a lack of court access for non-English speakers in North Carolina violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. 

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