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Benchcard and information card on courtroom interpreting

Multilingual signage and information

Multilingual forms

For all translated Supreme Court standardized form, see our Forms page.

Self-Study Resources for Interpreters

To assist with self-study, here are some resources from the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and other states around the country with interpreter certification programs, in addition to other study tools, bilingual resources and related links.

Local and online training programs

Below is a list of universities, colleges, organizations, and online resources that offer training for interpreters. Please note that the AOIC does not endorse any entity listed here, and if you wish to attend one of these programs to satisfy the skill building requirement, please contact Sophia Akbar at  sakbar@illinoiscourts.gov for pre-approval. Please also note that some of these programs are not specific to legal interpretation.

Local In-Person Training

Online Training

Other Training Related Programs & Offerings

Legal Glossaries

Below are legal glossaries from various state courts within the National Center for State Courts' Council of Language Access Coordinators.

2014 Regional Meetings on Language Access

Throughout the month of January, the AOIC hosted six regional meetings across the state to engage judges, court personnel, interpreters, legal advocates, and other interested stakeholders on language access issues.

The meetings occurred in Peoria, Springfield, Champaign, Sycamore, Chicago, and Mt. Vernon. Attendees discussed challenges in addressing language access in Illinois circuit courts. The presentation provided an overview of our legal ob ligations to provide meaningful language access to limited English proficient persons, and reviewed implementation solutions for the Language Access Plans.

The power point slides presented during the meetings are available here.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions from the meetings is available here.