Collaborative Approaches (Repeat)

Wednesday, October 3, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

One strategy for expanding interpreter resources for the courts is to work collaboratively with other entities or across jurisdictions to pool financial and staff resources and to share administrative responsibilities.  This workshop will highlight several collaborative models – Alaska’s Language Interpreter Center, Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit Court’s Remote Centralized Interpreting Project, and the New Mexico Center for Language Access (NMCLA).


Moderator: Hon. Paul A. Suttell, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Rhode Island

  • Ms. Brenda Aiken, Language Services Coordinator for the Alaska Court System
  • Mr. Matt Benefiel, Trial Court Administrator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
  • Ms. Pamela Sanchez, Statewise Program Manager for Language Access Services for the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts



Alaska Language Interpreter Center Business Plan

Alaska Language Interpreter Center (LIC) (PowerPoint)

Alaska Language Intepreter Center Brochure

Florida 9th Circuit Court Centralized Remote Interpreting (PowerPoint)

New Mexico Center for Language Access (PowerPoint)

New Mexico Center for Language Access: Overview of the Collaborative Process - October 2012 

Trends Article: Language Access Centers: A Win-Win Idea by Wanda Romberger (2008) 

Concept Paper: Interpreting Resource Center for the Justice System and Other Public Agencies by William E. Hewitt (2004)