Mission Statement:

The Massachusetts Trial Court is committed to providing equal access to justice for all who use the Commonwealth’s courts; to the efficient and effective administration of justice and the fair and impartial resolution of disputes; to the protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties; to prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professional employees utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

The policy of the Massachusetts Trial Court is to provide meaningful language access for all Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals. The Trial Court shall make every effort to ensure access to language access services in all court proceedings and court-managed or court-related programs, as well as ensuring access to communication with court-appointed or court-supervised personnel.

The Trial Court recognizes that many LEP individuals face obstacles to justice in addition to their limited English proficiency. This plan does not attempt to address societal obstacles, but the provision of meaningful and appropriate linguistic access can provide equal footing in terms of language for LEP individuals accessing the court.

Full plan is attached.