January 2014

Extension of interpreters for court-ordered services

The Judiciary recently issued a policy to expand interpretation services to court-ordered services and programs, including:

-- Mediation

-- Court evaluations

-- Court-appointed attorneys

-- Self-Help Centers

and many more.

The attached list is intended to be inclusive. Please contact the Administrative Office of the Courts Program Services Unit at (410) 260-1291 for more information about coverage of particular services.

MD Judiciary's Language Access Plan

Here is the plan issued by the Maryland Judiciary as to their efforts to maintain and increase accessibility for limited English proficient clients in the courts.

Highlights include:

-- Plans to improve data collection re: LEP participation in the courts

-- Expand interpretation services to court-ordered services and programs

-- Hiring court-employed interpreters in several courts, including AA County, B. County and B. City, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's County

CINA Task Force meeting

Date: 
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you are a member of the Task Force, find the GoToMeeting information at:

http://www.mdjustice.org/CINATaskForceGoToMeeting

Be sure to sign in to see the page.

Location
Location Name: 
MD Legal Aid
Address1: 
500 East Lexington
City: 
Baltimore
State: 
MD
Zip: 
21202
Contact
Name: 
Rhonda Serrano
Phone: 
rserrano@mdlab.org
Sponsor: 
MD Legal Aid

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