Legal Interpreting Symposium 2019 | A Conversation between Interpreters and Tribunal Members

When:1 May 2019, 2:30pm - 5pm
Venue:Science Theatre (G09), Kensington Campus, UNSW (Map ref: F13)
Who:Refer to program

This Symposium will offer a forum for open discussion between interpreters and tribunal members, with the aim to improve mutual understanding and interprofessional relations in order to provide a better service. The themes will include the different tribunals’ specific needs when working with interpreters, the challenges experienced by interpreters when working in tribunals and the role of other relevant stakeholders. Suggestions on how each party can help to facilitate effective communication will be discussed in light of the Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals. A Panel comprising representatives from different tribunals, interpreting practitioners and language service providers will share their experiences, followed by a Q&A session


2.30 – 3.00pm Registration

3.00 – 3.05pm Welcome by Professor Timothy O’Leary

3.05 – 3.10pm Opening by Professor Ludmila Stern

3.10 – 3.20pm A day in the life of an interpreter working in tribunals

3.20 – 3.55pm Presentations by panel speakers

3.55 – 4.10pm Follow-up questions to the panel

4.10 – 4.55pm Q&A

4.55 – 5.00pm Conclusion by Professor Sandra Hale

Panel speakers

Anina Johnson, Deputy President, Mental Health Review Tribunal

Theresa Simon, Senior Member, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Shahyar Roushan, Senior Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Josephine Bamber, Senior Arbitrator, Workers Compensation Commission

Ismail Akinci, CEO, All Graduates

Nicolas Canadas, Spanish interpreter

Della Goswell, Auslan interpreter

NAATI PD Points: 10 points


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