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Legal words for translators and bi-lingual workers

We run free workshops for staff, volunteers and board/committee members of NSW community organisations. 

This workshop covers:

  • Overview of common legal words in used in criminal, family and civil law settings
  • Strategies to manage challenging legal interpreting situations
  • Useful resources on legal terminology
  • Where to get legal help

This workshop is delivered by Legal Aid NSW lawyers with experience in criminal law, family and civil law.

Registration is essential as places for this workshop are limited. 

Who should attend?

  • NAATI accredited interpreters who work in legal settings. This workshop attracts 20 professional development points under Section 4.2 of NAATI’s revalidation requirements.
  • Bi-lingual workers who work in legal settings.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this workshop, participants will have information and tools to:

  • explain common legal terminology in simple English
  • develop strategies to manage challenging legal interpreting situations
  • list useful resources on legal terminology


This is a half-day workshop of 3 hours duration.