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)
Funding for the Legal Corporation Services (LSC) has plummeted since its founding. This has worsened the “justice gap” for poorer populations across the country.
State court leaders have repeatedly called for increased funding for LSC and opposed any cuts in funding. (See for example, CCJ Resolution 12-M-1 and COSCA Resolution 12-B-1)
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).