Participants in court proceedings who speak only or primarily a language other than English may be eligible for a Court provided interpreter. The Court is authorized by, and limited by, The Court Interpreters Act 28 U.S.C. §§ 604(a)(14), (15), and (16) and 28 U.S.C. § 1827 and §1828. Under this authority, the Court provides and pays for interpreters for defendants in criminal matters.
All requests for interpreters must be brought to the attention of Chambers or the respective courtroom deputy/case manager. Once the need has been established, chambers or the Deputy Clerks will contact the Interpreter Coordinator to request the presence of an interpreter for the specified court proceedings.