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NCSC Language Access Resource Guide
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