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Project of the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Judicial Center, and Division of State Court Administration.

Training provided by Ivy Tech Community College.

Overview

The Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Judicial Center, and Division of State Court Administration partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to develop a workplace Spanish curriculum for court employees. The curriculum will be presented through 24 hours of instruction.  The course is now delivered in three formats: (1) classroom instruction course, (2) Instructor led on-line instruction course, and (3) self study on-line course.  The course textbook will contain basic information needed by court employees to effectively communicate information to Spanish-speaking individuals. Along with the textbook, participants will receive a CD-ROM to assist in maintaining the skills learned in this course. Additional materials to enhance participant's learning will be distributed by the instructors. A range of topics are covered in this course including: greetings and introductions; dates and times; numbers; telephone reception phrases; eliciting personal information; providing directions to other offices; explaining courtroom procedures; referencing court documents; and much more.

This course is designed to provide basic means of communication and will not result in someone being fluent in the entire Spanish language.

If you are interested in the Instructor led on-line course or the self study on-line course, please review the computer specifications and set-up information prior to registering for these courses.

Course Eligibility

Trial courts of record.  This course is open to any employee in the State of Indiana who directly reports to a judicial officer of a trial court of record or employees of the Clerk’s office assigned to work with the courts (i.e. judicial officers, probation officers and staff, court staff, certified court alcohol and drug program staff, court clerks).

City and town courts.  Judges and certain court staff working for a city or town court are also eligible for this course.  Please contact Michelle C. Goodman, Indiana Judicial Center, before submitting an enrollment form to Ivy Tech Community College.

The tuition and book expenses for authorized participants from trial courts or city and town courts are being paid by the Indiana Judicial Center and Division of State Court Administration. 

Other criminal justice entities/personnel.  Employees of non-probation based community corrections programs, attorneys, prosecutors offices, public defender offices may participate in this course on a self-pay basis.  Please note on your enrollment letter to Ivy Tech that you are required to pay for this course.

Registration Information

Registration is coordinated by the Ivy Tech Community College locations listed below. To register for the classroom instruction course, contact the Ivy Tech representative in your area to obtain the course schedule. To register for the Instructor led on-line instruction course or self-study on-line course, contact the Ivy Tech representative for the Terre Haute/Greencastle Region.

If you are eligible under the trial courts of record or city and town court categories, send the Ivy Tech representative an official letter of authorization from a judicial officer of the court of record. The format for the authorization letter is provided below. (Please note for city and town court personnel, you must contact Michelle C. Goodman, Indiana Judicial Center, before submitting this enrollment letter.)

If you are eligible under the self-pay category, send the Ivy Tech representative an official letter on agency letterhead noting you wish to enroll in the WorkPlace Spanish® Training for the Indiana Judicial System and that you are obligated to pay for the tuition and book expenses

Withdrawal policy

This course does have a Withdrawal Fee Policy. Please be sure you are aware of the terms of this policy and your responsibilities under this policy. Please click the following link to read this policy: withdrawal fee policy.

Letter of Authorization for trial courts and city and town courts | Ivy Tech Regions and Representatives

Questions

If you have a question or would like more information about this program, please contact Michelle Goodman at 317-232-1313 or michelle.goodman@courts.in.gov.


Obtain a copy of an official letter of authorization online.

The Ivy Tech WorkPlace® Spanish Training letter of authorization is available in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats. The Form must be printed on local judicial letterhead, and both formats allow for this.

Document Format Pages Size
Complete the Letter Electronically with Adobe PDF Format      
Ivy Tech WorkPlace® Spanish Training Letter of Authorization   1 43 kb

To use this form, simply click the link below to open the form in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Use your mouse and keyboard to complete the form directly in the Reader. The fields for "Region," “Course Type” and "County" use lists that are already populated with region and county names; remaining fields require you to enter text.

Once you have completed the form, print it on court letterhead and have it signed by the authorizing judicial officer. You cannot save the form electronically. The PDF form contains a 2.75" top margin for letterhead.

 
Print the Form from Adobe PDF Format and Complete by Hand      
Ivy Tech WorkPlace® Spanish Training Letter of Authorization   1 22 kb
To use this form, simply click the link below to open the form in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The PDF form contains a 2.75" top margin for letterhead. Print the form on court letterhead, complete it, and have it signed by the authorizing judicial officer.
 
Use the Form in Microsoft Word Format      
Ivy Tech WorkPlace® Spanish Training Letter of Authorization   1 21 kb
If your letterhead uses more than a 2.75" top margin or uses a larger side or bottom margin than the PDF documents above allow, or if you simply prefer an editable format, you may use the Microsoft Word version of the form, available above, and make adjustments as necessary.

Ivy Tech Regions and Representatives

Region Name Phone Email
Anderson
Marion
Muncie
Bryan Douglass 765-64307133 x2509 mailto:rbdouglas@ivytech.edu
Bloomington Katrina Jones 812-330-6042 katjones@ivytech.edu
Columbus Deanne Olivo 812-374-5158 tolivo@ivytech.edu

Elkhart
South Bend
Warsaw

Suzanne Alfrey 574-830-0375 x4400 salfrey@ivytech.edu
Evansville Debby Weis 812-429-9843 dweis@ivytech.edu
Fort Wayne Kaylene Smith 260-480-4185 mailto:jteeple@ivytech.edu
Gary
East Chicago
Valparaiso
Michigan City
Josephine Blockson 219-981-4430 jblockso@ivytech.edu
Indianapolis Linda Grotz-Butler 317-921-4539 mailto:training@lists.ivytech.edu

Kokomo
Logansport
Tipton
Peru
Wabash
Rochester

Michael Federspill 765-459-0561 x233 mfedersp@ivytech.edu
Lafayette Elaine Doss 765-269-5884 mailto:kharden@ivytech.edu
Lawrenceburg Rusty Lynd 800-715-1058 rlynd@ivytech.edu
Madison Randy Johann 812-268-2580 x4112 rjohann@ivytech.edu
Richmond Ronald Puckett 765-966-2656 x4104 mailto:bmurray@ivytech.edu
Sellersburg Holly Lawson 812-248-2702 mailto:lbascur@ivytech.edu
Terre Haute
Greencastle
Beau Brown 812-298-2365 mailto:tramsey@ivytech.edu