The House of Delegates today delayed action on a resolution calling for language access services in the courts that would benefit limited- and non-English proficient persons, their dependants and the justice system at large – the delay is alleged to accommodate changes to the instrument that will facilitate the measure’s passage.  Resolution 122 calls for the House of Delegates to adopt the ABA’s proposed Standards for Language Access in the Courts.  The resolution urges courts and tribunals to promptly implement the proposed standards, and calls upon the legislative and executive branches to adequately fund language services.  READ MORE: House Delays Action on Court Language Services Measure, American Bar Association (August 9, 2011).

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