Brennan Center for Justice: Language Access in State Courts (July 2009) [pdf]

The Brennan Center for Justice examined interpretation services in 35 states and found:
1. 46% fail to require that interpreters be provided in all civil cases;
2. 80% fail to guarantee that the courts will pay for the interpreters they provide, with
the result that many people who need interpreters do not in fact receive them; and
3. 37% fail to require the use of credentialed interpreters, even when such interpreters
are available.