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Massachusetts Trial Court Language Access Plan (2014)

Published by Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula M. Carey, Court Administrator Harry Spence and in cooperation with the Language Access Advisory Committee, the purpose of Massachusetts Trial Court Language Access Plan (2014) available here, is to provide a framework for the provision of meaningful language assistance to those LEP individuals who come in contact with the Massachusetts Trial Court. This document is an assessment of current services and an action plan for implementation of proposed improvement of those services. It seeks to address obstacles to justice for LEP individuals by following the four-factor analysis as prescribed by the federal Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as the DOJ’s accompanying guidance and tools specific to state courts.