The Indiana Supreme Court, through the Indiana Office of Judicial Administration, partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to develop a workplace Spanish curriculum for court employees. The curriculum is presented through 24 hours of instruction and delivered in an online self-study format. The course materials contain basic information court employees need to effectively communicate information to Spanish-speaking individuals. Along with the materials, participants receive opportunities for skill practice and audio files to assist in maintaining the skills learned in this course. Topics in the course include: greetings and introductions; dates and times; numbers; telephone reception phrases; eliciting personal information; providing directions to other offices; explaining courtroom procedures; referencing court documents; and much more.
This course is designed to provide basic means of communication and will not result in Spanish fluency.
If you are interested in the self-study online course, please review the computer specifications and set-up information (PDF) prior to registering.
Trial Courts of Record
This course is open to any employee who directly reports to a judicial officer of a trial court of record, employees of the Clerk’s office, or the Sheriff's office assigned to work with the courts (i.e. judicial officers, probation and security officers and staff, court staff, certified court alcohol and drug program staff, court clerks) in Indiana.
City and Town Courts
Judges court staff working for a city or town court are also eligible for this course.
Other Criminal Justice Entities/Personnel
Employees of non-probation based community corrections programs, attorneys, prosecutors offices, public defender's offices may participate in this course on a self-pay basis.
Registration is coordinated by Ivy Tech Community College. To register for the course, please contact Linda Butler at 317-921-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are eligible under the trial courts of record or city and town courts categories, send Staff Attorney Lun Pieper an official letter of authorization from a judicial officer or the court of record before registering with Ivy Tech. The format for the authorization letter is provided below.
If you are eligible under the self-pay category, send the Ivy Tech representative an official letter on agency letterhead noting you wish to enroll in the WorkPlace Spanish® Training for the Indiana Judicial System and that you are obligated to pay for tuition and book expenses.
The course has a Withdrawal Fee Policy (PDF). Please be sure you are aware of the terms and your responsibilities under this policy.
Letter of Authorization
Ivy Tech WorkPlace® Spanish Training Letter of Authorization
[Complete the Letter Electronically with Adobe PDF Format]
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