Language Access Toolkit - Inside the Courtroom

Language Access Toolkit - Inside the Courtroom Common courtroom language needs include the presence of an interpreter and help with typical court proceedings, such as continuances. You can find these and other resources for the courtroom here.

Interpretation

Need an interpreter?
Source: Transcend.net
Description: "If you don't speak English well, the Court may be able to give you an interpreter. Ask the clerk in Room #________."

Need an interpreter? Poster
Source: California Courts website
Description: Poster developed for the Judicial Council of California, with a space for local courts to insert their names.

Need an interpreter? Flyer
Source: California Courts website
Description: Flyer developed for the Judicial Council of California, with a space for local courts to insert their names.

Multi-lingual Continuance Notice for Litigant (Sacramento)
Source: California Courts website
Click on English for all the languages (23 languages). "An Interpreter is not available at this time. Your case is continued and you are ordered to appear on _______."

Tips for Working with Telephone Interpreters
Source: LEP.gov
Description: A cheat sheet for making the most of your telephone interpretation system.

Language Access in Court-Ordered Services

Language Access in Court-Ordered Services: Information for Courts and Judicial Officers

Under California Rules of Court, rule 1.300, Judicial Officers should avoid ordering an LEP litigant to participate in a program or service when that program or service is not available in the language of the litigant. This Fact Sheet provides information about the rule of court and Judicial Council forms designed to help the courts ensure language access to court-ordered services.