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Tips for Effectively Working with an Interpreter Videos

Legal Services of New Jersey & Northwest Justice Project

The following links are short training videos provide general information on how to effectively communicate with clients who are limited English proficient (LEP), Deaf or Hard of Hearing. These videos give an overview of the role of an interpreter, modes of interpretation, and practical strategies for communicating through an interpreter effectively.


Working with an Interpreter (5 minutes): (This video is also available in Spanish, Korean and Haitian Creole.)

Legal Services of New Jersey produced this video to provide some basic tips that will all you to communicate effectively and easily through an interpreter. This video highlights common pitfalls in interviews that require the use of an interpreter.

You can find more information about Legal Services New Jersey at 


Tips for Attorneys Working with Interpreters (14 minutes):

Northwest Justice Project produced a short training video funded by the Legal Services Corporation on when and how to work with interpreters in their own legal practices in order to communicate effectively with clients who are LEP, Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

You can find out more information about Northwest Justice Project at


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