The New York State Office of Court Administration, Advisory Committee led by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, seeks to find ways to serve more effectively the pro se and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) litigant community.
The New York State courts provide interpreters for approximately 110 different languages for LEP litigants who have limited resources. Of those 110 languages, the seven most recurring are Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Korean, and Polish.
In December 2015, the NYS courts started circulating a new public information tool. It is a Language Access Card that concisely explains the services that are available. As a part of the rollout, the NYS courts have prepared the cards in the seven most recurring languages, including Spanish.
We would be interested in any feedback you have on the cards, including likes, dislikes, and suggested improvements. We are also interested in your views and suggestions regarding the services provided by the NYS courts to the LEP litigant community.