Judicial Council Forms and Website Plain Language Project

The Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) in the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) seeks to identify and retain one or more qualified, non-exclusive service providers with expertise in translating legal documents into "plain language" on an as-needed basis. These service providers will do plain language translation and formatting of certain Judicial Council forms, instructional materials and content for the AOC's Online Self-Help Center (http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm). They will also provide field testing of such forms, materials and content to determine their effectiveness and readability. Examples of "plain language" forms may be seen under the adoption and domestic violence form categories on the California Courts website at http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm.

Service providers are asked to submit proposals by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2005.

For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Bonnie Hough, Project Manager, Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Families, Children and the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102. Telephone: 415-865-7668, Email: bonnie.hough@jud.ca.gov.