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OKC - Effectively Representing Your Spanish- Speaking Clients (7 total credit hour/including 1 hours of ethics)

September 29, 2017

Location: Oklahoma Bar Association - 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Walk-ins will be accepted at the door.

Effectively Representing Your Spanish- Speaking Clients


Oklahoma Bar Center

1901 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Click here for location map and driving directions

CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics.


$200 for early-bird registrations with payment received by September 22nd; Registration received after September 22nd increases $25 and an additional $50 from early-bird rate for walk-ins. To receive a $10 discount for the in-person program, register online. Registration for the live webcast is $200.

Members licensed 2 years or less may register for $75 for the in-person program (late fees apply) and $100 for the webcast.

All programs may be audited (no materials or CLE credit) for $50 by emailing ReneeM@okbar.org to register.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted at any time prior to the seminar date; however, a $25 fee will be charged for cancellations made within four full business days of the seminar date. No requests for refunds or cancellations will be accepted on or after the seminar date.

SEMINAR MATERIALS: The Oklahoma Bar Association is embracing a healthier and greener business environment. Therefore, seminar materials will be provided in electronic format in a separate email prior to the program. If you choose to have a printed version of the materials, prior to the sessions you can download and print them. If you would like a hard copy of the materials, there will be a $25 charge, please call Renee at 405-416-7029.

Samantha Snow Ward, J.D. Program Presenter

You Will Learn:

· Ethical Rules for Communicating with Spanish-Speaking Clients
· What Does “Se Habla Español” Really Mean?
· Meeting the Needs of Your Spanish-Speaking Clients
· Understanding the Unique Needs of the Spanish-Speaking Community
· The Ethical Dangers of Having Family Members as Interpreters
· Hiring Interpreters and Translators
· Practice-Specific Spanish Legal Terms

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00-9:50 Introduction

ABA Model Rules and Oklahoma Ethics Rules for Client Communications

9:50-10:00 Break

10:00-10:50 Meeting the Needs of Your Spanish-Speaking Clients

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00-11:50 Basic Spanish Legal Terms

11:50-12:20 Lunch (provided)

12:20-1:20 Practice-Specific Spanish Legal Terms

1:20-1:30 Break

1:30-2:20 Hiring the Right Interpreter and Spanish-Speaking Support Staff

Wrapping Up and Questions

2:20-3:10 Emerging Issues and Local Resources for Spanish Speaking Clients in Oklahoma


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