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Working with Interpreters in Legal Settings Forum
for interpreters, lawyers, judges & other stakeholders
Saturday 26 May 2018

Register now to get a free printed book of the JCCD Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts & Tribunals (for AUSIT members & member applicants only)

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This forum is to facilitate and enhance understanding amongst all parties of the issues involved in interpreting in legal settings, including interpreters, judges, lawyers, barristers, police as well as other interested parties. The objective of the event is also to promote the JCCD’s “Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts & Tribunals”, and to ultimately improve overall quality and practice of interpreting in legal settings.

AUSIT QLD Committee warmly invite all qualified and aspiring interpreters in Queensland to this signature event for 2018 hosted by AUSIT QLD branch, which will give you a great opportunity to meet with the judicial members and legal officers to discuss your interests and concerns in your legal interpreting practice.



Registration for Interpreters


Interpreters Discussion Group on Key Issues Involved in Legal Interpreting – Patricia Avila


General Registration (all other guests) and Morning Tea


Official Opening of the Forum by Chair of AUSIT QLD – Rona Zhang


Keynote Speech “Vital Role of Professional Interpreters” by Justice Helen Bowskill QC, Judge of the Supreme Court of QLD, member of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity


The new JCCD Recommended National Standards for Interpreters Working in Courts and Tribunals and how they impact on interpreters and judicial officers’ working with them - Patricia Avila


Panel Discussion “Interpreting in Legal Settings” and Q&A )

Moderator: Rona Zhang, Chair of AUSIT QLD


  • Terry Gardiner, Deputy Chief Magistrate of Brisbane Magistrates Court
  • Helen Bowskill, Judge of the Supreme Court of QLD
  • Leanne Mahoney, A/Senior Registrar of Brisbane Magistrates Court
  • Wendy Miller, Family Law Specialist and Arbitrator, Accredited Specialist of Queensland Law Society
  • Lynn Hu, Lawyer and Notary Public of MHL Legal
  • Adam Kerslake, Director of Professionals Australia
  • Patricia Avila, Senior Interpreter and Member of NAATI QLD Regional Advisory Committee


Lunch and Networking (multicultural lunch, including Halal options)


Event Closing

PD Logbook: Level: Intermediate, Points: 20, Category: 1.5

A special thank you to NAATI for kindly sponsoring the venue for the event.

Parking information

Free parking is available in the Multicultural Centre, however it is limited. Additional paid street parking is available in surrounding streets.


Saturday 26 May 2018
9:00am - 1:30pm


Level 2, Queensland Multicultural Centre,
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD


AUSIT / ASLIA members: $35
Non-Members: $70
Student Members: $15
Non-Member Students: $35



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