Plain English Legal Dictionary launched

In a joint project with Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) and the North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), the Northern Territory Aboriginal Interpreter Service has launched a “Plain English Legal Dictionary”.

The dictionary defines Northern Territory criminal legal terms using a style of English that closely matches the words, grammar, genre and structure of Aboriginal languages, and will be an invaluable resource for judicial officers, Aboriginal interpreters and legal professionals working with speakers of Aboriginal languages.