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Public Webinar: How to Get Multilingual Information to Limited-English Court Users

Free public webinar on May 13 will show participants how to use and distribute multilingual educational materials available to help limited-English speakers access the courts.
May 3, 2021

The Judicial Council and National Center for State Courts will conduct a free public webinar on how to use and distribute multilingual educational materials available to help limited-English speakers access the courts.

Webinar Time: 12:15–1:00 p.m., May 13

The Judicial Council has developed a suite of multilingual materials across various formats to inform court users on common court procedures and about available language services. The webinar will show viewers how to provide materials to the limited-English speaking communities they serve, including website postings, social media channels, and hard-copy distribution at in-person resource centers.

Court leadership and staff, local/county/ethnic bar associations, legal services organizations, community organizations, law libraries, and other language access stakeholders are encouraged to attend the webinar.

Requests for an ASL or a spoken language interpreter should be made at least seven (7) business days before the webinar and directed to: Kimberly Brooke, NCSC, at kbrooke@ncsc.org

Questions or comments on the webinar topics should be submitted to LAP@jud.ca.gov seven (7) business days prior to the session.

For more information, to register, or to access previously recorded webinars: www.courts.ca.gov/languageaccess.htm

Language Access Need
Roughly 20 percent of Californians—nearly 7 million—have some English-language limitations, making it difficult to access the courts without significant language assistance. To help address this need, the Judicial Council adopted the Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts, which provides a consistent statewide approach to ensure language access for all limited-English speakers.

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