Language Access

The Allen Superior Court provides multilingual and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services in court proceedings to ensure meaningful participation in the judicial process for all court users. In doing so, the court promotes equal access to justice and guarantees court procedures are fair and understandable for court users from diverse backgrounds.

If in-person language interpreter services are not available, the court may provide telephonic interpreter assistance (as permitted by court rules) using the services of an outside language provider. The court assigns qualified language interpreters at no cost in criminal, domestic relations, CHINS and protective order cases in court proceedings.

Allen Superior Court provides for in-person ASL interpreter services as-needed and in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Please notify the court as soon as possible of your need for an ASL interpreter, to ensure our ability to procure those services in a timely manner.

If you need the services of an interpreter, please share this need with your attorney/public defender, court staff or law enforcement personnel so appropriate services may be arranged.

Click here to view the Allen County Courts’ Language Access Plan. Comments on the Courts’ plan and their ongoing efforts to support Limited English Proficiency litigants are welcome and valued and may be submitted by clicking here.


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