On October 2, CCL’s Robert Peck spoke on the opening panel of the National Summit on Language Access in the Courts, held in Houston, Texas. Sponsored by the National Center for State Courts, the Conference of Chief Justices, and the Conference of State Court Administrators, the summit was designed to assist the attending teams from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and territorial jurisdictions in implementing their constitutional and Title VI obligations to assure that parties have interpreters to enable them full access to the courts. Peck spoke on the constitutional background of the interpreter issue in the courts on a panel moderated by Chief Judge Eric Washington of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Michael Buenger, a lawyer who spoke on the Title VI issues.

The Conference is described at http://www.ncsc.org/Conferences-and-Events/Language-Access-Summit.aspx.