Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic: Ontario Network of Language Interpreter Services (ONLIS)
The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic approached Eko Nomos on behalf of The Ontario Network of Language Interpreter Services (ONLIS) to conduct an evaluation of a project to make legal services more accessible to rural and remote community members, particularly immigrant, refugee and Aboriginal Women who are not proficient in English through innovative applications of technology. The project consists of two main components. The first is the development, testing and delivery of an online training course for interpreters on areas of law not currently included interpreter courses. The second component provides on-line training for legal service providers to learn to communicate more effectively through interpreters when delivering legal services to clients with language barriers. Eko Nomos specializes in bringing forward evaluation plans that fit budgets and provide quality results. In this project Eko Nomos is guiding the development of on-line surveys, analyzing the results of those surveys, and conducting interviews with legal professionals and interpreters to assess the use of knowledge and the impact on practice. The final report will contribute to the learnings on how to use technology in innovative ways to promote and enhance access to justice for all Ontarians.