Plenary Session: Components of a Language Access Plan

Tuesday, October 2, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

The purpose of the Language Access Plan (LAP) is to document court policies, processes, and procedures for improving language access services for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP).  The LAP serves to inform both internal and external audiences.  This session will provide a description of the components of a LAP, including a discussion of who needs to be involved in the development process, estimates of level of effort, and the level of detail needed and data to be included in the LAP.  


Moderator: Hon. Patricia W. Griffin, State Court Administrator for the Delaware Administrative Office of the Courts

  • Mr. Paul F. De Losh, Director of the Department of Judicial Services for the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Hon. Maria Kahn, Superior Court Judge for the Fairfield Judicial District for the State of Connecticut
  • Ms. Mindy Macias, Director of Human Resources at the State Court Administrator's Office for the Colorado Judicial Department


Overview: Components of a Language Access Plan (PowerPoint)

Language Access Assessment and Planning Tool for Federally Conducted and Federally Assisted Programs prepared by U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division  

Delaware Court Interpreter Program Language Access Plan