Language Access Plan

illustration with several court icons and word bubbles with 'hello' in different languagesThe Wisconsin Director of State Courts has developed a statewide plan to ensure access to court services or persons with limited English proficiency and deaf and hard of hearing persons. It is designed to respond to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to the requirements imposed by Executive Order 13166 and related guidance as they apply to recipients of federal funds. The purpose of the plan is to provide a framework for timely and effective language assistance for court users in Wisconsin.

Each circuit court has developed its own language access plan describing how services are provided. Members of the public should inquire with the individual county for a copy of its plan.