Virginia's Judicial System


Foreign Language Services

About

The mission of the Foreign Language Services Division (FLS) is to assist individuals with limited English proficiency in overcoming language limitations so as to ensure universal access to Virginia’s Judicial System. Toward that end, FLS provides interpretation and sight translation services, certifies and hires high quality interpreters, and sets and maintains the highest professional standards for the provision of language services.

Contact Information

  • Director - Paul F. DeLosh
  • Foreign Language Services Coordinator - Charlene M. Watkins
    Phone - (804) 786-6455

Foreign Language Services Organizational Chart

Certification
The Judicial Council of Virginia has developed a process to certify persons serving as foreign language interpreters in court proceedings in the Commonwealth. The certification process is voluntary for participants. Its purpose is to better ensure that language interpreters are competent to perform such services in a court environment.

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Foreign Language Translations of Forms
Foreign language translations of certain court forms for informational purposes only. All forms filed with the court are required to be completed in English.

Frequently Asked Questions About Interpreters

Standards and Guidelines

Other Interpreter Services

  • Blind and Vision Impaired
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing