MORGAN Wins Translation Contract to Help Give Linguistic Minorities Equal Access to Maryland's Courts

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Maryland Judiciary awards Morgan Language Services Corp. a multi-year, multiple language translation services contract to assist in making court services and resources accessible to individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

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Roughly 260,000 Maryland adults now report that they do NOT understand English very well.

MORGAN Language Services Corporation, a global leader in the language services industry, announced today that it was selected by the Maryland Judiciary’s Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to provide translation of vital documents to the Maryland courts on an as-needed basis. The contract is for three years with two option years for a total of five years.

“We are very proud to serve our home State of Maryland and its court system in such a meaningful way,” said Randall Morgan, CEO of MORGAN Language Services. “We have a great deal of experience assisting persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) to understand legal documents and procedures, and the need for language access in the courts in our state is intensifying. Just during the past decade, the LEP population of Maryland has grown some 22%, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Roughly 260,000 Maryland adults now report that they do not understand English very well.”

Services to be provided include translation in Spanish, Russian, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese, among other languages. The Contract requires translators and editors to be certified by the American Translators Association (ATA), the preeminent U.S. organization for credentialing translators. “We have called in some of the most highly respected legal translators in the country to make this effort a model of success,” said Randall. “By providing the highest quality translations, we strive to be a valuable partner to the AOC in ensuring that individuals with LEP have equal access to justice in Maryland.”

MORGAN Language Services Corporation is a professional services firm offering translation, interpretation, and comprehensive language support in over 120 languages. Its management team has been providing language solutions to federal and state government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, law firms, NGOs, and international organizations such as NATO, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, for over 25 years. In addition, the company’s Government Services Division provides multilingual role players and populates mock Afghan villages to train U.S. Special Forces in combat and relation-building scenarios prior to deployment.

Randall Morgan, CEO of MORGAN Language Services, is former Vice President of the Association of Language Companies (ALC) and founder of the “Annual Language Services Industry Survey” published by the ALC. Randall has been managing translation contracts as a company executive since 1989, including, most notably, for Holocaust claims litigation, nuclear waste storage facility construction, international joint ventures, clinical trials, high-level government meetings and Summits, and U.S. national security programs.

MORGAN Language Services Corporation
11515 Gauguin Lane, Potomac, MD 20854-3206
Tel.: 301-299-5567
Fax: 301-299-4468
URL: http://www.morganlanguages.com
Contact: Randall Morgan (rmorgan(at)morganlanguages(dot)com)

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