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Interpreter Services and Americans with Disabilities Act
To request an interpreter or reasonable disability accommodation, please complete the following form–you may use either the Word document or fillable PDF form:
The Fifth Judicial District (Allegheny County Courts) provides foreign language interpreters for persons with limited English proficiency in judicial proceedings, and to enable access to court services and programs.
The Court also provides interpreters for deaf/hard-of-hearing persons and other reasonable disability accommodations to provide access to Court services, programs, facilities, and in judicial proceedings pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Please notify the Court as soon as you know an interpreter or disability accommodation is needed. We may be unable to accommodate untimely requests for interpreters, and you may have to request a continuance for late requests. For interpreter requests, we recommend two-weeks’ advance notice for hearings and 30-days’ advance notice for complex or longer matters that may require two or more interpreters, such as a trial.
Also, if you no longer require the services of the interpreter/accommodation, contact the Language Access Coordinator to cancel your request so the Court will not incur unnecessary costs.
If you have a complaint alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by the Fifth Judicial District you may file a complaint through the grievance procedure below.
If you have a complaint regarding language access/interpreter services provided by the Fifth Judicial District, please complete the Pennsylvania Courts Language Services Complaint Form below. Complaints must be sent to the Language Access Coordinator. A response will be sent to you after a careful review of the facts.
Click the links below for additional resources.
- Court Interpreter Information Brochure
- Language Rights
- Language Access Plan
- UJS ADA Information
- ADA Policy
- ADA Grievance Procedure
- Pennsylvania Courts Language Services Complaint Form
- Haga clic aquí descargar el formulario en español (Spanish)
- Court of Common Pleas Interpreter Waiver Form
- Magisterial District Court Interpreter Waiver Form