For Immediate Release
NYCLA Public Forum: Multilingual Lawyering – Challenges and Opportunities on October 12
An examination of the burgeoning need of multilingual lawyers in the global marketplace and the challenges they face.
New York, NY – October 6, 2011 – On Wednesday, October 12, at 6:30 PM, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is presenting a free public forum, “Multilingual Lawyering – Challenges and Opportunities,” at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. Panelists will present an overview of: their career paths; the job opportunities and career development resources available to multilingual attorneys; the challenges that can arise when working with multilingual clients and intermediaries, such as interpreters and translators; and the interrelationship between language and cultural identity/understanding. The panelists are: Lauren Buonome, associate, Jones Day; Sandra Bryan, coordinator, Court Interpreting Services, OCA, NYS Unified Court System; and Kin Ng, director of training, Kings County District Attorney’s Office.
The event is sponsored by Transperfect, a family of companies providing global business services in over 100 languages. NYCLA’s Young Lawyers’ Section is the co-sponsor.
About the New York County Lawyers’ Association
The New York County Lawyers’ Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
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