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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Webinars held from noon to 1:00 pm

  • January 31: Scribing in the courts
  • February 28: For the love of Language!
  • March 27: Language & Culture through the lens of Behavioral Health

April Symposium (In Person) - Wednesday the 24th

  • Review January-March
  • Further sessions TBA

Webinars held from noon to 1:00 pm:

  • May 29: Language Specific (Spanish)
  • July 3: Communication Strategies for Justice Professionals by Robert Mitchell, Sr. Statewide Program Manager, Dept for Therapeutic Justice
  • July 24: Language Access Partners & Resources (ADA and LAS)
  • August 28: Ethics

September Symposium (Virtual) - Wednesday the 25th

  • TBA

Language Access & ADA Services
Annual Report
2022 Issue II

Featured in this report, you will find:

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

The Fundamentals module trains both monolingual and bilingual staff across the country‚Äôs state courts.