Where can I find out more about interpreters and the court process?

These resources and services will provide you with more information about court process:

  • Multicultural organizations provide information in many languages. They may be able to help you arrange for an interpreter.
  • Your local library or community centre can tell you about multicultural groups in your area. Your local library will also have a range of booklets about the law in languages other than English.
  • Clicklaw will link you to information on the court process in languages other than English. This includes: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi (Persian), French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
  • If you prefer to navigate to resources in a language other than English, go to the MOSAIC Multilingual Legal Publications website. It features resources in eight languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
  • Court Information Program for Immigrants provides free legal information and referrals to new immigrants and refugees. Services are available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Hindi and Spanish. Phone 604 760-5727 in Greater Vancouver and 1-866-550-2474 elsewhere in B.C.
  • ImmigrantLegal.ca provides free legal information and education on legal topics for newcomers to Canada and the people working with them.
  • Multilingual Legal Glossary is an online dictionary allows you to search for the meaning of legal words. It provides the meaning of the word in English, and translates it into Chinese (simplified and traditional), Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese.