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Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients – An Introduction to Irish Sign Language (ISL) in the Legal Setting

Our Irish Sign Language (ISL) in the Legal Setting course acquaints solicitors with basic ISL skills. It gives guidance on how to work with deaf and hard of hearing clients and on how to work with qualified interpreters in the legal setting. It provides information about the deaf community, deaf culture and deaf people as a linguistic minority group.


Practitioners will learn the skills to engage in a two-way conversation, comprehend a simple question and answer type discussion and sign basic personal expressions and information.  Numbers on this course are limited to fifteen participants.


Topics include

  • Deaf community and deaf culture
  • Meeting and greeting deaf people
  • Fingerspelling
  • Useful everyday expressions
  • Vocabulary
  • Non-Manual Features (NMF)
  • Grammatical descriptors


Places are limited to fifteen participants. The course comprises of six weekly sessions.


Dates: 10 & 24 February and 3, 10, 24 &31 March 2021

Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Fee: €330

Discounted* Fee: €270

CPD Hours: 6 Management & Professional Development Skills (by eLearning)


Make a Booking

To book your place, click Irish Sign Language


For assistance, contact us on:


Tel: 01 881 5727


*Law Society Finuas Skillnet members only



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