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Representing Clients with Limited English Proficiency or Communication-Related Disabilities

By Kelly McAnnany & Aditi K. Shah

Communicating effectively with clients who have limited English proficiency or disabilities can be a challenge for today’s busy law offices. Lawyers and their coworkers face increasing linguistic and communication diversity in the communities they serve. To help lawyers and their nonlawyer colleagues meet their legal and ethical obligations to all clients, regardless of limited English proficiency or disability, law offices should develop officewide policies and procedures to ensure equal access.

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