The Judicial Council's Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force will hold a public meeting on May 20 at the Judicial Council Conference Center in San Francisco to listen to community members and discuss task force efforts to increase language access to the courts for limited English proficient court users.

Meeting topics include:

  • Progress update on implementation of the Language Access Plan (LAP)

  • Current language access services in the trial courts

  • A translation protocol and action plan that identifies and prioritizes documents for translation

  • A benchcard on working with interpreters in the courtroom, and training curricula for bench officers and court staff

  • Video Remote Interpreting Pilot Project

  • Efforts by the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal to review and address appropriate LAP recommendations

Additional Meeting Logistics
The meeting will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., and again from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Public comment is scheduled from 12:20 a.m. to 12:50 a.m.

In addition to commenting at the meeting, members of the public can e-mail comments to LAP@jud.ca.gov. Written comments received by 11:00 a.m. on May 19 will be provided to task force members for the May 20 meeting.

A live audiocast and videocast of the meeting, as well as closed captioning (in English and Spanish), will be available on the Language Access webpage. You can also listen to the meeting remotely by dialing 1-877-820-7831 (Passcode: 5576380).