Celebrating Diversity, Advancing EquityThe New Mexico Center for Language Access (NMCLA) is a program of the Administrative Office of the Courts, created with funding support from the State Justice Institute to ensure language access across the New Mexico justice system. The Center offers a variety of online training options for court interpreter certification candidates, bilingual employees of the courts and other justice system agencies and for already certified or working interpreters. Additionally, NMCLA offers consulting and custom training services for state courts and other agencies that need to provide language access under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Webinars held from noon to 1:00 pm

  • January 25: ¿Cómo se dice? Intro to basic court terms
  • February 24: Working with Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
  • March 22: Building Vocabulary with Purpose

April Symposium - Wednesday the 26th

  • Ethics: What would you do?     9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Review of Jan-March Classes.     10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Scribing Program     1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Language and Culture in the Judiciary     2:30-3:30 p.m.

Webinars held from noon to 1:00 pm:

  • May 26: Vocabulary acquired. Now, what was that word?
  • June 21: Tips for Public Friendly Remote interpreting
  • July 28: Language and Culture in the Judiciary
  • August 23: Who, what, where, and when of document translations

September Symposium - Wednesday the 20th

  • Ethics: What would you do?     9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Review of May-Aug classes      10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Jury     1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • You’ve been served!     2:30-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Language Access & ADA Services
Annual Report
2022 Issue II

Featured in this report, you will find:

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

NMCLA is now offering scholarships of up to 100% of tuition for the Justice System Interpreter Certification Program.

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

The Fundamentals module trains both monolingual and bilingual staff across the country’s state courts.