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What Lawyers Should Know About Louisiana’s Language Access Plan
On Friday, October 14, the Law Library of Louisiana will sponsor a free CLE about Louisiana’s Language Access Plan presented by Brian Wiggins, Denise Crochet, and Dr. Lisbeth Philip. The purpose of the Language Access Plan is to create a framework to provide meaningful access for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) who would otherwise be unable to understand or fully participate in judicial proceedings, programs, and services by providing effective language assistance services.

Oct 14, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Brian Wiggins
Deputy Judicial Administrator Trial Court Services and Language Access Coordinator @Louisiana Supreme Court
Brian Wiggins is the Deputy Judicial Administrator Trial Court Services and Language Access Coordinator for the Louisiana Supreme Court. He holds a J.D. and M.P.A from LSU. Prior to working for the Supreme Court, Brian served as an attorney for the Louisiana House of Representatives, Assistant Executive Counsel for Governor Kathleen Blanco and Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Governor Mike Foster. He has over 20 years’ experience in state government.
Denise Crochet
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department @Tulane University
Denise Crochet, a Louisiana Supreme Court Registered Interpreter, has been actively working in the interpreting field for twenty-seven years. She has been trained in the field from sign-language institutes, mentorships with Deaf individuals (Interpreting for a Fulbright Scholar) and college training). Ms. Crochet's career has included educational, medical, mental health, theatrical, minimal language skills, legal and video-relay interpreting. Denise is particularly fond of Deaf/Blind interpreting. She currently holds the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Tulane University Linguistics Department and Adjunct Lecturer at Xavier University of Louisiana.
Dr. Lisbeth Philip
Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures @University of New Orleans
Dr. Lisbeth Philip is a native of Venezuela. She has worked as a translator and interpreter in Louisiana for over 25 years. She is a Certified Spanish Court Interpreter and a Registered Interpreter in French in the state of Louisiana, and a CHI Certified Healthcare InterpreterTM in the Spanish language. Dr. Philip has a Bachelor’s degree in French from Loyola University, New Orleans and in Langues Etrangères Appliquées from the University of Belle-Beille, in Angers, France. She has a Master’s of Science in Education from Loyola University, New Orleans and a Master’s of Arts in Romance Languages from the University of New Orleans. She also has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Tulane University. Dr. Philip is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of New Orleans (UNO.)