The Judicial Council hosted an exhibit June 5-8 on the WWII Nuremberg Trials. The trials are considered the world's first use of real-time court interpreting.
Defendants in the trial who did not speak English, Russian, German, or French were provided with interpreters.
Today, California court interpreters provide more more than 215,000 service days every year.
The exhibit kicked off a symposium of international court interpreters. Symposium attendees toured the California Supreme Court and met Supreme Court Clerk Jorge Navarrete.
Court interpreters visited the Supreme Court's courtroom and clerk's office, as well as the California Judicial Center Library and the historic archives.
The Legal Interpreting Committee of AIIC (Association internationale des interprètes de conférence) organized the symposium to educate interpreters about the legal profession, as well as the state and federal courts.