West Virginia Judiciary

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Language Access

West Virginia state courts provide foreign language interpreters and interpretation/translation services to all persons of Limited or No English Proficiency (LEPs), including parents of non-LEP minors.  This service is provided in all criminal and civil settings during all hearings, trials and motions, and in important interactions with court personnel. In cases that are the state’s responsibility, the Court will also provide interpreters for case and witness preparation. Interpreters are provided at no cost to the user, regardless of any ability or perceived ability to pay, as meaningful access to the courts is the right of all citizens, in particular LEPs under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

If you need foreign language interpretation services in West Virginia Courts, or if you are interested in serving in West Virginia Courts as a language interpreter, please call the Division of Education, Training, and Access to Justice at 304-558-0145.  

Foreign Language Interpreter/Translator Forms