Defendants with limited English proficiency (LEP) have a constitutional right to court interpreters. Denying LEP individuals interpreters during criminal trials violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of due process under the Fifth and Fourteen Amendments, as well as the Sixth Amendment rights of criminal defendants to confront witnesses, be present at their own trial and receive effective assistance of counsel.
El Centro Hispano has interpreters that are available to go to court or to the police station to interpret on behalf of the client.
To schedule an interpreter, please call (870) 926-1118 (24/7 bilingual line) during normal business hours or call the emergency line (870)-926-1118 if after hours.
Support in Job-Related Prolems
Problems can often happen in workplaces, and common sense is usually the best tool. The sooner an issue is dealt with, and the better a process is followed, the less likely it is that outside assistance will be required.
El Centro Hispano offers assistance and resources that allow personnel to direct clients to lawyers or other agencies that assist in this area.
El Centro Hispano provides notarial services to clients with photo identification and is able to notarize all translated documents, such as administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship’s protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts.
El Centro Hispano is able to support clients by preparing any needed document or letter, or by allowing use of the computer lab so that the client may prepare the document or letter themselves.
Counseling provides support to overcome challenges in family, culture, sexual orientation, religion, and other factors of difference in Jonesboro, AR. If a client needs counseling, El Centro Hispano can arrange for the client to see a counselor.
If the client needs an interpreter for his or her appointment and gives advance notice by following the procedure to schedule an interpreter, El Centro Hispano is able to send someone that can interpret for the client´s appointment.
El Centro Hispano refers clients to various health care service providers and income-based clinics in Northeast Arkansas depending on the client´s needs.