Who this conference is for?
Following the success of the first two Language and the Law conferences, the Chief Justice and Judges of the Supreme Court are pleased to announce the Court will host a third one next year.
This conference will be of benefit to interpreters who work in the courts, judicial officers, legal practitioners, court staff, police officers, corrections officers and other persons who regularly interact with people for whom English is not a first language in the context of court proceedings.
The emphasis will again be on interpreting Aboriginal languages, although not exclusively so. The focus will be primarily (though not exclusively) on issues that arise when interpreting languages spoken in the Northern Territory and similar issues that impact on communication in the courts and associated legal processes.
The Court and the Conference Committee welcome all persons working in this field to attend the Conference on 5-7 April 2019. We encourage you to register your interest in attending to be kept up-dated with developments and to receive details of the final programme.
Register your Interest
To register your interest in attending, please fill out and submit the ‘Interest in Attending the Conference’ form to conference organiser Xavier La Canna SupremeCourtLanguage.Conference@nt.gov.au.