Exploring and Understanding Cultural Competency


Cultural competency has become increasingly important in today’s legal community. With clients from diverse backgrounds, practitioners must have a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be culturally competent, how to seek cultural competence, and what the benefits of cultural competence are. This session will introduce participants to a variety of areas in which cultural competency may be needed, explore means for becoming culturally competent, and address the benefits of such competency in both communicating with your client and presenting his/her case to the court or other advocates.

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