Office of Language Access
The Colorado Judicial Branch is committed to providing its court users with meaningful language access, regardless of the language they speak.
The Office of Language Access, or "OLA", is charged with providing language access daily through interpreter services, translation services and bilingual resources. OLA also certifies and credentials interpreters to continue enhancing professional interpreting in the courts. OLA is currently working with a roster of over 600 interpeters nationwide.
All parties in interest (parties to a case, victim, witness, parent, legal guardian or custodian of a minor party, legal guardian or custodian of an adult party) have a right to an interpreter when in court, without regard for the type of case. Thes rights are guaranteed in Chief Justice Directive 06-03.
Request OLA Program Information:
To become a certified or credentialed spoken language interpreter through the training & testing program, or for information on working as an approved interpreter for the Office of Language Access, contact:
Claudia Iglesias, OLA Staff Assistant
For information about interpreter policies, best practices or logistics of interpreter services, contact:
Emy López, OLA Administrator
For Information on Interpreters for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing:
Cheri Davis, Referral Specialist-Legal
The look of the OLA Website has changed.
Pages with information for all users are listed on the gray resource list on the left side of the screen.
Online form to request an interpreter
Online form to File a Language Access Complaint