JEC Scholarships are available for bilingual Municipal Court employees who are interested in participating in the Language Access Specialist Certification Program.
The program begins on March 5 – Apply by February 16!
The program is designed to train bilingual judiciary employees who are called on to provide language access services as part of their regular work under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Attorneys, and experienced certified court interpreters and translators with a variety of backgrounds have designed this interdisciplinary curriculum.
This 12-week course is offered by the New Mexico Center for Language Access (NMCLA)in a self-directed online format, with topics covering online learning techniques, ethics and best practices for specialists, general and legal terminology in English and Spanish, methods of interpreting for the public, cultural competency, and components of the justice system.
- CERTIFICATION Participants who successfully complete the course will be certified as Language Access Specialists. This certificate is granted by the New Mexico Judiciary.
- CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY NM ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS Graduates can demonstrate their credentials as qualified language access providers, which leads to personal enrichment and potential career advancement opportunities.
- IMPROVED LANGUAGE ACCESS SERVICE Upon certification, participants will be prepared to better assist court customers who are non-fluent in English to access court services.
- FLEXIBILIY & ACCESSIBLE SCHEDULE Participants can complete their weekly assignments at any time from work and/or home.
Joshua M. Kahawai
Management Analyst / Language Access Coordinator
Supreme Court Of New Mexico
Administrative Office Of The Courts
Language Access Services
NM Center for Language Access
237 Don Gaspar Ave.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501