The Third Judicial Circuit is committed to providing qualified interpreters to limited-English-proficient and deaf persons in order to eliminate communication barriers that may prevent full participation in court proceedings necessary to ensure due process and equal access to the courts.
The Third Judicial Circuit provides spoken language court interpreters to limited-English-proficient persons in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 第90节.佛罗里达州法规和规则2,606.560, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.
Qualified spoken language court interpreters will be appointed where a fundamental interest is at stake and the inability of individuals to understand or express themselves in English may prevent full and necessary participation in court proceedings. 这种情况下,包括, 但并不局限于, 巡回和县罪犯, 青少年犯罪和依赖性, 亲子鉴定, 家庭暴力的禁令, 精神健康和丧失工作能力的诉讼, and any other matters in which the court determines an interpreter is necessary.
Qualified spoken language court interpreters will also be appointed for limited-English-proficient witnesses in any proceeding and for limited-English-proficient victims in any circuit or county criminal or juvenile delinquency proceeding.
Requests for spoken language court interpreters must be received at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled proceeding. In the case of certain languages of lesser diffusion or unscheduled interpreting, more time may be necessary to arrange for a qualified interpreter and a remote interpreting service may be 使用d.
To request a spoken language court interpreter, CONTACT:
另外, the Third Judicial Circuit provides interpreter services and reasonable accommodations for deaf persons in all cases in accordance with 第90节.6063, Florida Statutes, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (艾达).
If you need a sign language interpreter or accommodation, you may be entitled to one at no cost to you. Requests for sign language interpreters should be made at least 5 days prior to the scheduled event when possible. To request a sign language interpreter or 艾达 Accommodation.
*If the request is made less than 48 hours prior to the event, please be sure to call (386) 758-1465. The person requesting an interpreter is responsible for notifying court administration immediately if an event for which an interpreter is scheduled is canceled or rescheduled.