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.
The formula forms the basis of the Judicial Needs Assessment, which estimates California needs an additional 173 judges.
At its March 15 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved recommendations for updating guidelines for video remote interpreting (VRI) and voted to have its staff coordinate a new VRI program for the judicial branch.
Find out how the judicial branch is recruiting bilingual professionals at schools, cultural festivals, and interpreting events in other industries.
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.
Did you know that Spanish is the most requested language by limited-English-proficiency court users?