Interpretation & Translation

Language Access Information for Judges & Court Personnel 

State Statutes & Rules

See the Texas Constitution and Statutes web site for applicable state statutes:

See Texas Judicial Branch Rules & Standards for the following documents:

Texas Court Remote Interpreter Service

OCA's Texas Court Remote Interpreter Service (TCRIS) provides licensed Spanish court interpreters at no cost to district and county-level courts and, as time and resources permit, to justice and municipal courts. The services are available for use in all case types for short, non-contested and non-evidentiary hearings that would typically last 30 minutes or less.

Self-Represented Litigants

Please visit the Self-Help section of our website for information for persons who do not have a lawyer.  The information is not legal advice and does not take the place of talking to a lawyer.

  • Texas Law Help - Information about different areas of the law for people who are handling their own simple civil legal matter. It also has a Chat service that allows the user to chat with someone who can help.
  • Texas Court Help - Videos and other information in English and Spanish about going through the court system, including information about how to find a lawyer, where to find forms, and how to get ready to go to court.
  • Texas State Law Library Consumer & Self-Help Information - The State Law Library web site has Self-Help information, forms, and links. Its Ask a Librarian feature allows users to get legal information from a librarian by email.

Federal Laws, Regulations & Guidelines

Language Access Plans

Model Language Access Plans

The plans adopted in various Texas counties may serve as models for development of a language access plan.

Texas Census Information

These links may be used to obtain census data for the entire State and/or a county:

Additional Resources