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Language Access Resources for Courts

Find tools, resources, and multilingual materials to promote and improve language access at the courts. More than 200 languages and dialects are spoken in California. Without proper language assistance, limited English proficient (LEP) court users may be excluded from meaningful participation in the court process.

Language Access Program Development and Management

In January 2015, the Judicial Council adopted this statewide Language Access Plan (LAP) to provide recommendations, guidance, and a consistent statewide approach to ensure language access throughout the courts.

These three sections provide strategic guidance for translation projects; practical guidance for assisting LEP court users; and information about language access in court-ordered programs and services.

Featured Content

I Speak...

Language Identification "I Speak" Card for Your Court

Download and use the "I Speak" card to identify a court user's language and help them obtain interpretation services.

Letter-sized | Legal-sized available for download. 

Additional Language Access Resources

Signage and Technology Grants

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)