Recent report details the increased access to interpreters in civil cases and the additional language services provided for court users inside and outside of the courtroom.
Languages and dialects spoken in California—more than 200 Percentage of Californians that speak a non-English language at home: 44% Percentage of Californians with English-language limitations: approximately 19% (more than 7 million) Languages certified for court interpreters: American Sign Language and 15 spoken languages—Arabic, Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian, Cantonese, Farsi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Spanish remains the most interpreted language in courtroom
SACRAMENTO—At its public meeting on January 22, the Judicial Council approved the adoption of a comprehensive language access plan that provides a consistent statewide approach to ensure language access for all limited English proficient court users...
The budget cuts $200 million from the state court system, though $150 million could be restored if the federal government sends additional aid by the fall.
Find out how the judicial branch is recruiting bilingual professionals at schools, cultural festivals, and interpreting events in other industries.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.