Virginia's Judicial System

Foreign Language Services


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
    Phone - (804) 786-6455

Foreign Language Services Team E-Mail

Foreign Language Services Organizational Chart

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.

Virginia Court Interpreter Reciprocity Process
Click on the link below to view the reciprocity requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you find that you have met the requirements listed and would like to proceed with the request for reciprocity, click the link within the document to submit your request. 
Reciprocity Requirements


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.

Standards and Guidelines