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Language and Disability Access

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

Role of the Interpreter

 The job of the interpreter is to ensure that you can hear and understand everything that is said in your hearing. Also, that everything you say is heard and understood by the judge and the others in your case. The interpreter will interpret everything that is said without adding or leaving anything out. The interpreter will not be able to explain anything to you; they are not a lawyer. The interpreter is a neutral person and is only allowed to assist with the communication between you and the court. If you have any questions about what is said, or if there is anything that you do not understand, you may ask the judge or others in the case, through the interpreter to get an explanation.

When an interpreter is used, they will either be:

  • Seated next to you
  • Wear a headset and speak to you through that
  • In another area of the courthouse, but communicating to you via a headset
  • Over a video conference
  • Over the telephone