» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 80 | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tennessee Ranked 6th for Courtroom Interpreters

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's courtroom interpreter program has been ranked sixth in the nation by Cardozo School of Law's National Center for Access to Justice.

In Tennessee, the Administrative Office of the Courts assists in finding interpreters for any court participant who has a limited ability to speak or understand English.

According to the office, the interpreter program includes a new pilot project in Sumner County in which interpreters provide language assistance by video conference rather than traveling to the courtroom.

Administrative Office of the Courts Director Bill Young said in a news release that the recognition from Cardozo is the culmination of years of hard work by people who recognized that justice requires courtroom participants to fully understand the proceedings.

The full report is available at www.justiceindex.org/findings/language-assistance.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 0 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 3,130
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 3 100 11,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 43 3,711

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.