Nearly ten percent of Indiana's 6.5 million residents speak a language other than English.
Many judges indicate that they have seen an increase in the number of individuals in their courts that are of limited English proficiency (LEP). Languages such as Spanish, Mandarin, Burmese, Laotian, Cambodian, Polish, Turkish, and Gujarati, are heard in our courts on a regular basis. Without qualified court interpreters, our courts cannot provide fair and adequate access to those who come before them. Federal and state case law suggests that a qualified foreign language court interpreter is one of the "physical accoutrements" or a "basic apparatus" of the court process.
Pursuant to Supreme Court Order dated September 13, 2011, Case No. 94S00-1109-MS-552, the Division of State Court Administration is offering enhanced access to electronic tax warrant information to subscribers. Tax warrant information for over 50 counties is maintained using software developed by JTAC. JTAC will provide a unique user ID and password for each user and helpdesk support. More information »