Issue: Offset of Federal Tax Returns to Collect Fines Fees and Restitution
Approval of this legislation would allow states to access federal funds to support state court interpreter programs in areas such as certification, training or general support.
State court leaders endorse the concept of a federal court interpreter program assisting the state courts.
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Issue: Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act
Legislation enacted in the 110th Congress provides financial incentives to encourage more attorneys to work as prosecutors/public defenders [both criminal and juvenile justice] or civil legal aid attorneys.
Court leaders have consistently supported such incentives for attorneys in public service.
Issue: Compensation for Federal Judges
Some states use the pay schedule for federal judges as a benchmark for the salaries of state court judges.
No formal position