Issue: Court Interpreter Legislation
Approval of this legislation would allow states to access federal funds to support state court interpreter programs in areas such as certification, training, and general support.
State court leaders endorse the concept of a federal court interpreter program assisting the state courts.
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Issue: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Reduction in Legal Corporation Services (LSC) funding will result in the denial of effective access to the justice system for low income and vulnerable individuals.
State court leaders call for increased funding for LSC and oppose any cuts in funding.
Issue: Limited English Proficiency
State courts receiving federal funds are required to take reasonable steps to assist parties and witnesses who are not proficient in English.
Court leaders encouraged adoption of the revised ABA’s Language Access Standards proposal. (CCJ/COSCA Resolutions 11-B-1).