Resources for Program Managers

State resources

Map of Language Access Programs  

State search (map).
Find details on each state's language access program, code of ethics, testing schedule, and process for interpreter scheduling, budgeting, and more.


State-specific resources. Includes state bench books and resource guides, interpreter discipline and payment policies, and sign language and other training resources.

Council of Language Access Coordinators

Operating Procedures. Review the operating procedures which provide a structural framework for CLAC members.

Charter. Learn the details about CLAC's purpose, organizational relationships, meetings and more.

Recent Resolutions and Policies. Recent resolutions and policies adopted by the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA).

Guides and standards

Model Guide for Interpreter Code of Ethics

NCSC State Court Interpreter Testing Desk Reference Manual

Policy for the Development and Modification of Test Inventory

Guide to Translation of Legal Materials

LASS Program Managers Only

American Bar Association Standards for Language Access in Courts. These standards are intended to assist courts in designing, implementing, and enforcing a comprehensive system of language access services that is suited to the needs of the communities they serve.

DOJ Guidance: Provides Department of Justice guidance in regards to translation and language access issues in the courts.

Language Access Tools and Other Resources

Language Access Basic Training (SJI funded project, with partnership between the New Mexico Judiciary and NCSC)

Language Identification Guide

Language Access Tools for Court and Court Programs

Virtual Remote Interpreting Videos from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida:

United States Census Bureau Newsroom

ADA Technical Assistance Materials