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How should interpreters maintain effective interprofessional relations with lawyers?

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

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An inherent aspect of legal interpreter’s work is that they need work with legal professionals together. The relationship between an interpreter and lawyer can be complicated based on some results of empirical studies. Unmaintained interpersonal relations may have a great impact on the interpreter’s ability to perform confidentially and showcase their full professional capabilities. This presentation introduces an empirical study of interpreted lawyer-client interviews and discusses the practical ways to build effective and trustworthy relations with legal professionals.


Han Xu is a professional interpreter and translator (Chinese-English), holding certification/accreditation from NAATI and CATTI (China Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters). She received systematic interpreting and translation training in an MA program at Sichuan University in China between 2011 and 2014. Since then, she has been practising as a conference interpreter, specialising in interpreting in business, diplomatic and educational settings. Han completed her PhD study at the University of New South Wales in early 2019. Her PhD research project looks into how interpreting services are used in legal interviews with a focus on lawyer-interpreter working relations and their impact on the effectiveness of interpreted legal interviews. Soon after Han finished her PhD study, she had worked as an assistant lecturer at Monash University teaching interpreting. Han is interested in conducting interdisciplinary studies to empirically investigate different aspects of interpreting activity, such as issues related to interpreter role, ethics, training and professionalism. Han is actively promoting professional development of interpreters and translators in Australia. She is an active member in AUSIT and serves as National Treasurer.

Presenter(s): Han Xu

NAATI PD Points: 10

NAATI PD Category: 1.4


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