The Right to Language Access

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Key Terms:

  • LEP: limited English proficient, meaning a person whose native language is other than English, and whose skills in English are insufficient for a certain context
  • language access: interpretation, translation, and related efforts to reduce language barriers for people with limited English proficiency
  • interpreter: converts between spoken languages or spoken and sign language
  • translator: converts between written languages
  • federal courts: courts located within US states but dealing with matters of federal law, such as interstate drug dealing
  • state courts: courts located around a state and dealing with matters internal to that state, including district, county, municipal and justice courts

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