Category Archives: LEP

Law School for Interpeters – A Great Idea

South Carolina has a great idea — Law School for Interpreters, as described in their blog. Here is the agenda: Registration and Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Welcome & Overview 8:45 a.m. Pretest 9:00 a.m. “Oh the Places You Can Go and … Continue reading

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Tool for Translation of Websites Posted by Illinois Legal Online and

Illinois Legal Aid Online and Legal Assistance Foundation have done something very interesting. Not only have they launched a new Spanish language website, which mirrors their main site, IllinoisLegalAid.org, but to do so, they have created a tool which links their … Continue reading

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Online Form to Request Interpreters

The Utah Courts have put up online the pdf form that can be used to request an interpreter (Spanish version).  Here is the instruction page. As the instruction page says: You must request a court interpreter at least 3 days … Continue reading

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Arguument Feb 21 in Supreme Court Case on Scope of “Interpreter” Costs

This could make a difference in the language access debate. On February 21, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd. This case, appealed from CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mauritania … Continue reading

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Claudia Johnson on “The Year in Forms”

The year in legal online forms for the most vulnerable in our society…2011 a recap of increasing access to justice. I listen to the Beatles all the time, and there is this song that asks “what have you done?” that … Continue reading

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Some Analysis of the New Language Access Standards

As previously blogged, the agreement between CCJ/COSCA and the Language Access Group of SCLAID is a major milestone for access (Revised Standards here; CCJ/COSCA Resolution here).  Having the courts on the same page as language access advocates changes the whole … Continue reading

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ABA Language Access Project and Conferences of Chiefs and Court Administrators Agree on Proposed Langauge Access Standards

This is great news.  The ABA Language Access Project of SCLAID and the Conference of Chief Justices, and the Conference of State Court Administrators have agreed on Language Access Standards. (Or, to be more precise, the Standards go before the … Continue reading

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Claudia Johnson Bloggs on Online Interviewing Issues

Claudia writes: The recent post here on online document assembly and the corollary issue of online interviewing techniques triggered may thoughts I want to share w/the readers of this blog. Online interviewing techniques in legal aid, is a very new … Continue reading

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One Year of Blogging — Some Reflections on the Year in Access to Justice

Today is the first anniversary of this blog.  306 posts, over 16,000 web views (and maybe the same number of subscriber push views), and counting.  Please celebrate with me by passing the word, and by encouraging folks to use the … Continue reading

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Innovation Ideas Based on SJI Priority Investment Areas

A few days ago I blogged on the excellent new State Justice Institute Priority Investment Areas, which now guides much of SJI’s grantmaking. Today I am going to make some suggestions for innovative possible projects in each of those areas, … Continue reading

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Claudia Johnson Blogs on Cost Saving LEP Ideas

In the latest MIE Journal, Jesus Salas, Monica Buckley, and Facundo Bouzat from ABLE, Ohio, publish an excellent article sharing how ABLE is developing the capacity to serve LEP clients and the methods and tools it uses to do so. … Continue reading

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SJI Announces Priority Areas

Important news for innovation.  SJI has just (yesterday) announced their new priority areas.  I think most us will be both pleased and impressed.  Here is the list, now on their website, as well as in E-SJINews. Priority Investment Areas On … Continue reading

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Claudia Johnson Guest Blogs on Machine Translation—First in Medicine, then in Law?

Thanks again to Claudie Johnson for her latest post: Many of us who track technology innovations get very excited about the possibilities that open up when we hear or read that that machine translation tools are becoming more and more … Continue reading

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Can Courts be “Cosmopolitan Canopies?”

The Washington Post has a nice article today about the concept of “Cosmopolitan Canopies,” places where diverse people can come together and interact.  The idea is explored in a book by Yale Professor Elija Anderson, called The Cosmopolitan Canopy, Race … Continue reading

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Brilliant Idea — Sonoma County Court Strategic Plan Highlights Litigant Assistance Network and Triage

With funding from SJI, Sonoma Court, California has completed an excellent Strategic Planning Document. While it includes many valuable ideas, and is focused at least initially somewhat on the huge challenges of providing culturally competent services, I particularly want to … Continue reading

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