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Language Access

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Welcome to the Language Access section.  This section provides resources and legal, demographic, and other materials to help improve and increase the access of people with limited English proficiency to the legal system, including to courts, administrative agencies, to other public systems, and to lawyers, other advocates, and legal services programs. It also contains information about how to use plain language tools to write more clearly in English.

LAC Mission: The Language Access Coalition promotes the right of all members of our community to access justice and public services regardless of their ability to read, write, speak or understand English. We are a group of Massachusetts advocates working to improve language access in the courts, government agencies and our own organizations.  We identify and work to remove systemic barriers facing limited English proficient individuals through collaboration and advocacy.


Latest Content

12/27/2016 - DTA
Ensuring that clients receive proper notifications in a language in which they are fluent is one of the cornerstones of all DTA programs.... Read more
12/21/2016 - DTA
To comply with federal law, the Department must advise clients of the right to professional interpreter services regardless of language,... Read more
09/15/2016 - Justice Department
This publication provides an overview of the importance of legal requirements for, and accomplishments in, providing language access... Read more

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