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Your Legal Rights to an Interpreter

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in Domestic Violence and Law

If you need a language interpreter to participate in
legal proceedings, the Court where your case is heard
is required by law to provide a qualified interpreter.
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights
Division provided written guidance to courts about
their duty to provide interpreters. To read the full
letter, go to www.odvn.org, then “Information for
Survivors” then “DV & the Law.” An advocate can also
help you get an interpreter.
If you need a language interpreter to participate in legal proceedings, the Court where your case is heard is required by law to provide a qualified interpreter. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division provided written guidance to courts about their duty to provide interpreters. To read the full letter, CLICK HERE. An advocate can also help you get an interpreter.