Notifying the court about available language assistance

All justice partners and private community providers have important roles to play in ensuring that persons with limited English proficiency have access to court-ordered services. If you are a service provider that offers language assistance in conjunction with court-ordered services, one way to let the courts in your service area know about the language assistance you offer is to fill out and submit form LA-350 Notice of Available Language Assistance - Service Provider.


The purpose of this form is to assist courts with the collection of information about service providers in the community that offer language assistance to facilitate access to court-ordered services, such as counseling, substance abuse treatment and parenting classes.

Legal Basis

Under California Rules of Court, rule 1.300, courts are encouraged to keep a list of language-accessible services available in their geographic region and to provide this information on a neutral and non-endorsing basis to bench officers and litigants, as appropriate.

Instructions for Service Providers

If your local court keeps a list of providers that offer language assistance, the court may ask you to fill out this form and return it to the court by January 31 of each year. If you are unsure whether your court keeps a list of providers that offer language assistance, you may still fill out this form and submit it to the Language Access Representative in your local court.

Item 1: Provide the calendar year in which you are offering the services
Item 2: Provide the name of your organization/service provider and contact information
Item 3: Identify the services your organization provides, the languages available, including American Sign Language, and the type of language assistance provided. Indicate the service area covered by your organization, which may be one or more counties or regions. Write in any service, language or type of assistance not listed on the form.

Remember to date, print your name, and sign the form before submitting it to the court.