Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for Those Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Every day, Texas Justices of the Peace interact with diverse individuals whose lives are being directly impacted by our justice system. Some of these individuals are deaf or hard of hearing. Texas JPs and their court staff play a key role in ensuring equal access to justice for these individuals. This handout provides guidelines to assist Justices of the Peace in understanding and fulfilling the Court’s legal obligation.

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