The General District Court strives to ensure equal access to justice for all parties having matters before the court. Interpreters for speech or hearing impaired persons and non-English speaking individuals will be provided by the court.
The court has some interpreters available on a regular basis without advance notice, but in other cases an interpreter needs to be scheduled in advance.
Criminal and Traffic Dockets
Spanish interpreters are available daily for morning and afternoon dockets.
Korean and Vietnamese interpreters are available for the 9:30 AM Criminal and Traffic dockets.
All other languages will be scheduled with advance notice to either the Criminal or Traffic division, as appropriate, or to the Court Services division at 703-246-7530.
Please note that most requests need to be filed 2 business days in advance to be filled. ASL interpreters must be requested 2 weeks in advance.
Civil and Small Claims Dockets
Spanish interpreters must be requested in advance. Requests are submitted to the Spanish Interpreter's Office in Room 203 of the Courthouse.
All other languages must be requested in advance. Requests are submitted to the Court Services division in Room 203, with a copy to the Civil Division.