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Ensuring equal access to the courts for individuals with language limitations is a top priority in Illinois, where there is a growing number of people with limited English proficiency. As part of its charge to support access to justice in the state, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts’ (AOIC) Commission on Access to Justice has launched several initiatives focused on helping trial courts ensure language access in Illinois courtrooms. We spoke to Sophia Akbar, Senior Program Manager, Language Access in the AOIC’s Access to Justice Division, about the importance of language access, how her efforts have been impacted… Continue Reading Ensuring Language Access in Illinois’ Courts