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Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19

Court Services for Interpreters | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts

Ensuring equal access to the courts for individuals with language limitations is an important issue, especially in Illinois, which has a significant and growing number of people with Limited English Proficiency all across the state. As such, there is great need to promulgate statewide standards to promote language access for Limited English Proficient individuals, provide guidance to the judiciary and interpreters as to the role of interpreters, and require interpreters to have minimum levels of proficiency and skills.

To reach these goals, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts' (AOIC) Access to Justice Division has taken on a number of initiatives to assist the trial courts and ensure that Limited English Proficient individuals have equal access to Illinois courts. To learn more, please see the content below.


Getting Certified as an Interpreter


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Benchcard & Information Card on Courtroom Interpreting

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Self-study Resources for Interpreters


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Local and Online Training Programs

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Supreme Court Code of Interpreter Ethics

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Legal Glossaries in Multiple Languages

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Language Assistance Services by County

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Interpreter Search


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Court Interpreter Resources (NCSC)

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