NACDL - You Had Me at ‘No hablo English’: The Best Practices of Working with Interpreters

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You Had Me at ‘No hablo English’: The Best Practices of Working with Interpreters

The client or witness who does not speak English can be scared, distrustful, or hostile. Criminal defense attorneys face the challenge of finding the right interpreter to communicate effectively with their clients or witnesses. The process is rife with potential pitfalls due to cultural differences and language barriers.