Chief Justice Names Members of Language Access Task Force

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March 5, 2015

Chief Justice Names 15 Judicial Officers and Court Administrators to Language Access Task Force

Nominations sought for additional members: court interpreters, legal service providers, and community leaders


SAN FRANCISCO— California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye named 15 judicial officers and court administrators to the newly formed Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force. Chaired by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, the task force will advise the Judicial Council on implementation of the 75 recommendations contained in the Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts.

“The plan provides a consistent statewide approach to language access,” said Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye. “Members of the task force will have the challenge of figuring out how to turn that plan into a reality for our courts and the millions of limited-English speakers seeking to use them. I look forward to seeing their progress, which will be integral to ensuring equal access to justice in California.”

In addition to judicial officers and court administrators, task force membership will include court interpreters, legal services providers, and community leaders. The deadline to submit nominations for those additional openings is March 18.

Once fully formed, the task force expects to hold business and community meetings around the state to receive input from a wide variety of language access stakeholders and interested members of the public regarding successful implementation of the plan.

Learn more at the Language Access section of the California Courts public website.

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