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Irish Sign Language skills for solicitors

25 Apr 2022 / law society Print

Irish Sign Language skills for solicitors

Law Society Skillnet has organised a course aimed at familiarising solicitors with basic Irish Sign Language (ISL) skills.

It gives guidance on how to work with deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, and how to work with qualified interpreters in the legal setting.

The course provides information about the deaf community, deaf culture, and deaf people as a linguistic minority group.

Basic skills

By the end of the course, practitioners should expect to achieve ISL basic-level skills.

They will learn the skills to engage in a two-way conversation, comprehend a simple question-and-answer discussion, and sign basic personal expressions and information.

Numbers on the course are limited to 20 participants, and the workshop takes place in-person at the Law Society on Tuesday, 19 July 2022.

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