State Supreme Court seeks volunteers

October 22, 2013

By Staff

The state Supreme Court seeks volunteers to help improve language in the courts to assist those citizens with less command of English.

The Washington State Court Interpreter Commission seeks members to serve as liaisons between the court community and the public. Duties of commission volunteers include:

  • helping develop policies for the Language Access Program,
  • addressing issues, complaints and/or requests regarding access to interpreter services in the courts,

  • providing ongoing opportunities for training and resources to judicial officers and court staff regarding interpreting,
  • and assuring qualified interpreters are available to facilitate access to justice for limited English proficient court users.

Those interested in volunteering should submit a letter explaining their interest to Shirley Bondon, AOC Staff to the Commission, Washington State Court Language Access Program, c/o Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170.

Appointments are made on an as-needed basis. Call 360-705-5302 or email shirley.bondon@courts.wa.gov.

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