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Foreign languages in court and the effective use of interpreters

The ATC is pleased to announce the launch of a suite of training materials which focusses on foreign languages in court and the effective use of interpreters.
This research project has been carried out by The Advocacy Training Council in conjunction with Middlesex and Surrey Universities and funded by The Legal Education Foundation.
Please visit the Interpreters tab to access the four training films and supporting teaching and learning notes.

The Advocacy Training Council is a Council established by the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC).  We comprise of barristers, judges and others drawn from the Inns of Court, the Circuits, the Bar Council of England and Wales, Specialist Bar Associations and from other representative bodies and organisations.

The main functions of the ATC are to provide leadership, guidance and coordination in relation to the pursuit of excellence in advocacy.

Here you can access information on all matters relating to advocacy training, from its history and methods to calendars of training events and information on the continuing development of policy.

Advocacy trainers for the Inns and Circuits can access a members’ area providing a library of core training materials.

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Advocate's Gateway

We are very pleased to announce the launch of six new toolkits that have been added to The Advocate's Gateway website. Follow the links below to access them here:

Following the "Raising the Bar" report by The Advocacy Training Council, The Advocate's Gateway (TAG) project was founded in order to change criminal justice practitioners' approaches to vulnerable witnesses.

TAG's website includes reports, toolkits, training materials as well as the Criminal Bar Association’s training film “A Question of Practice”.

For more information and the full list of toolkits available please visit The Advocate's Gateway website.

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