Language Services Program

TRAINING VIDEO: Understanding Rule 88 for Judges & Court Personnel

You may have the right to a court-appointed interpreter.
If one is not provided, call
Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM


Podría tener derecho a un intérprete designado por el tribunal. Si no se lo
proporcionan, llame al 1.888.317.3177
de lunes a viernes
de 8:00 AM a 5:00 PM

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Language Services Program
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9404
Fax: 614.387.9409

Bruno G. Romero

Language Services Program Coordinator:
Quincella Maeder

The Language Services Program provides technical assistance and services, training, resource creation and policy recommendations to improve equal access to courts in cases involving limited English proficient, deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Technical assistance is provided through consultation with local courts and publications on matters related to the use of court interpreters. The program provides technical services through the administration of the testing and certification of court interpreters. Training is offered to court staff, judges, magistrates, attorneys and other legal professionals on matters related to language access and to court interpreters preparing for certification. The program also develops resources to ensure consistency in the use of court interpreters. The Advisory Committee on Language Services makes policy recommendations to the Supreme Court of Ohio through the program. Current projects include video remote interpretation and the use of interpreters in languages where no certification exists.

Complaint Resolution

Legal Requirements for Language Access

Interpreter Certification Forms

Certified and Provisionally Qualified Interpreter Roster

Language Services Program Resources

» Telephonic Interpretation Bench Card
» TRAINING VIDEO: Understanding Rule 88 for Judges & Court Personnel Video camera icon.
» Cultural Misconceptions about Deaf People and the Challenge for the Courts Video camera icon.
» Forms Translation Project
» The Role of Interpreters in the Legal System Video camera icon.
» Interpreters in the Judicial System: A Handbook for Ohio Judges
» Working With Foreign Language Interpreters in the Courtroom: A Benchcard for Judges
» Working with Interpreters for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Persons in the Courtroom
» Report on the Use of Interpreters in Ohio Courts
» "Here Are Your Right Hands: Exploring Interpreter Qualifications" (University of Dayton Law Review)
» "I Speak" Cards (A tool for identifying the language of individuals who do not speak English)
» Superintendence Rules and Code of Professional Conduct for Court Interpreters and Translators Quick Reference Guide

General Resources for Court Interpreters

Calendar of Events

Advisory Committee on Language Services



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