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Language Access in State Courts

Justice Department

This publication provides an overview of the importance of legal requirements for, and accomplishments in, providing language access services in state courts across the country.                                                                                   

The report – published by the Civil Rights Division’s Federal Coordination and Compliance Section – covers several key areas related to language access in state courts, including:

  • Court services and programs;
  • Criminal court proceedings;
  • Civil court proceedings;
  • Limited English Proficient (LEP) witnesses, victims, and others;
  • No-cost language services; and
  • Qualification and training of interpreters.

The publication also provides different sets of resources, including examples of the Justice Department’s enforcement and technical assistance work along with other materials.


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