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Language Access and Domestic Violence Open House

Event Type
Event Date
Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:00PM
- Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Center for Court Innovation and Florida's 11th Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Division are holding an open house at the courthouse in Miami, Florida on November 13-14, 2017. The 1 and a 1/2 day open house will include:

  • presentations and workshops by national experts on language access
  • panels featuring the local Miami-Dade County stakeholders
  • the unique opportunity to observe the domestic violence court

As attendees, you will have the opportunity to view the court's operations, meet the judge and staff, network with peers, and work with your team to enhance the language access services available for domestic violence litigants in your community. 

Below is an outline of the agenda. Please note that it is subject to change.

Monday, November 13, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Team Introductions 
  • Setting the Stage: Language Access Services in Miami-Dade County
  • Court Observation
  • Responding to the Unique Needs of Litigants in Domestic Violence Cases
  • Domestic Violence and Access Points to Justice
  • Language Access in Practice Beyond the Courthouse

Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Court Language Access in Practice
  • Team Action Planning

Space is limited. Sites may request to send up to 4 people. The ideal team will include a judge who hears domestic violence cases, a court administrator who is responsible for the court's language access or interpreter program, and other court-related stakeholders such as a domestic violence advocate or civil legal services attorney. 

Sites interested in attending must submit an application by:

5 pm EDT on August 1, 2017.

Please submit 1 application per team by the deadline (even if you are still awaiting approval internally).

Apply here.

Event Contact Information

Event Contact Name
Mara Chin Loy
Event Contact Email
chinloyt@courtinnovation.org