If the date for your request falls during this period of limited court activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic (March 17 – Until Further Notice), please check our circuit’s website home page www.circuit5.org to verify that the category of the hearing is one that will still be conducted during this period of time. Interpreting services are being provided remotely (telephonically or via a video/audio platform).
If your hearing is scheduled to take place via a video/audio platform such as Zoom, please specify that in your request. Please, notify the judge’s office that your case will require an interpreter. The office responsible for creating and sending out the invitation to all parties with the link to join the meeting should also include the proper county’s Interpreting Department on the invitation. The interpreter will join the hearing at the specified date and time.
For any non-video/audio platform hearings, interpreting services will be provided telephonically. When ready to hear the case, the court will place a phone call to the interpreter.
The Fifth Judicial Circuit is committed to providing qualified interpreters to limited-English-proficient and deaf persons in order to eliminate communication barriers that may prevent full participation in court proceedings necessary to ensure due process and equal access to the courts.