ABOUT LANGUAGE ACCESS
These Web pages were designed to benefit the state courts, prospective interpreters and anyone interested in how state courts meet the needs of, and continuously seek to improve, services to individuals with limited English proficiency.
Contact Persons:Find contact persons by state here.
Judge Patricia Griffin (DE), ChairDan Becker (UT)Steve Canterbury (WV)Nancy Dixon (KS)Christine Johnson (AK)Marla Moore (GA)Artie Pepin (NM)CLAC Liaisons to LAAC: Carmel Capati (WI)
Emy Lopez (CO)Mary Rose Zingale (TN)
Transitional Council:View the members and their terms here.
Konstantina Vagenas Director/Chief Counsel,Language and Access to Justice Initiatives703-841-6901
Coordinator for Court Interpreting Testing Services and Operations703-841-6901
Nikiesha Cosby Program Specialist 703-841-6901
The Court Consulting Services Division is pleased to welcome you to the website of its newly-established Language Access Services Section (LASS). LASS provides state courts with resources to overcome language barriers in the courts and to ensure that providing individuals with limited English proficiency with access to the courts is a core function of the courts.
LASS works closely with the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) through the Language Access Advisory Committee (LAAC) and the Council of Language Access Coordinators (CLAC).
These Web pages are new, and are a work in progress. We want to hear from you on how we can improve them to better serve you. We look forward to your communication!