The Office of Language Access (OLA) assists to ensure that individuals with limited English proficiency have access to the courts. OLA oversees the practical, policy, technical and operational aspects of court interpreting services to improve delivery of language services to court users.

Concerns about or problems with court interpreting services should be raised as soon as possible. If a problem with interpreting occurs during a court proceeding, the issue should be raised with the judge or court manager, so that it can be immediately addressed. When that is not possible, it is recommended that UCS Office of Language Access be notified of the matter, by email at: interpretercomplaints@nycourts.gov or telephone: 646-386-5670.

Find a list of court resources in various languages, including information about how to obtain a court interpreter.

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Last Reviewed: June 17, 2019