I am glad to be a part of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) presentation and report on “Language Access and Asian Pacific Americans: Progress and Challenges” at the 2017 NAPABA convention in Washington D.C.
Ensuring equal justice and access to courts and services is a project I am passionate about. Read the report here. In this report, NAPABA examines the current state of language access at the federal and state courts and administrative agencies as well as provide recommendations to address the problems the limited English proficient population faces.
Twenty-one (21) million Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S, and 35 percent of the Asian American population are limited English proficient and there are few resources to help them navigate through the complex court systems and administrative agencies. 10 years after the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) first report on language access, NAPABA has published and launched its second edition. This 2017 report highlights the current state of language access at the federal and state courts and agencies as well as provide recommendations.
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 2:00P M – 3:00 PM
Location: Mariott Marquis Galludet University Room, Fl. M1 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC