Plenary Session: Understanding the Legal Context

Tuesday, October 2, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

To develop language access programs, it is critical to understand the legal requirements and recognized standards of practice.  The speakers will provide an overview of the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 and discuss federal guidance that has been issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the applicability of the ABA Standards on Language Access in the Courts. 


Moderator: Hon. Eric T. Washington, Chief Judge District of Columbia Court of Appeals

  • Mr. Michael Buenger, Senior Counsel, National Center for State Courts
  • Mr. Robert S. Peck, President of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC



Briefing Paper: Title VI Considerations in State Courts Providing LEP Services (2/28/11)

Constitutions and Language Access by Robert S. Peck

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Requirements: The Legal Landscape, A Constitutional and Statutory Perspective by Michael L. Buenger, Esq.

Citation and Hyperlinks to Relevant Federal Statutes