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Course to help solicitors with ISL skills

03 Apr 2023 / law society Print

Course to help solicitors with ISL skills

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

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

Basic expressions

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.

The course takes place on 19 April (10am to 4.30pm) in Blackhall Place, and offers five CPD hours.

Numbers are limited to 20 participants.

The course is an in-person event, and will not be available online or as a recording.

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