Task Force on Language Access to Hold First In-Person Meeting

for release

Contact: <a href="mailto:blaine.corren@jud.ca.gov">Blaine Corren</a>, 415-865-7740

June 11, 2015

Task Force on Language Access to the Courts to Hold First In-Person Meeting

Who: The Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force holds its first in-person meeting on how to implement the recommendations of the Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts, which was adopted by the Judicial Council on January 22, 2015, and provides a consistent statewide approach to ensure language access throughout the courts.

California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is chair of the task force, and Ventura County Superior Court Judge Manuel J. Covarrubias serves as vice-chair. Additional task force members include judicial officers, court staff, interpreters, attorneys, and members of the public.

What: The agenda for the task force’s first in-person meeting includes an overview of the subcommittee structure of the group, goals for the upcoming year, and budget issues related to increasing language access in the courts.

Where: Ronald M. George State Office Complex, William C. Vickrey Judicial Council Conference Center, Malcolm M. Lucas Board Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California

When: Wednesday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Note: The meeting will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and again from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Public comment is scheduled from 11:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. To listen to the meeting remotely, dial 1-877-820-7831 (Passcode: 5576380).

For more information on language access in the courts, visit the California Courts website.