Language Access Plan and Interpreters
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
"No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
The Language Access Plan of the 11th Judicial District is intended to provide a framework for the provision of timely and effective language assistance to Limited English Proficiency and deaf or hard of hearing individuals who come in contact with the courts. Luzerne County, the 11th Judicial District, provides interpreters, free of charge, to individuals of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and to those who are deaf or hard of hearing as required by Title VI of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Pennsylvania Interpreter Act, and the Unified Judicial Systems of Pennsylvania's Language Access Plan.
Foreign language interpreters are provided for persons with Limited English Proficiency in Judicial proceedings and to enable access to court services and programs. The Court also provides interpreters for Deaf/Hard of hearing persons and other disability accommodations in order to provide access to Court services, programs, facilities, and in judicial proceedings pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
You may view our language access plan by clicking the link below. A signed copy may be viewed at the Court Administration Office, located at:
200 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Language Access Plan
If you believe your right to meaningful language access has not been met by the Court, you may fill out a Language Access Grievance Policy form listed below. Our Language Access Grievance form is available in both English and Spanish. You may fax your form to (570) 825-1806.
If you cannot find the form you are looking for on our website, your form may be available from the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania's website.
Should anyone need further assistance, please email the Language Access Coordinator.
To submit an Interpreter Request Form, please follow the instructions found on the Notice of Language Rights or fax a completed Interpreter Request Form to (570) 825-1807, Attn: Interpreter Scheduler.