California Interpreters Now Mandatory in All California Courts

538d910463904.imageCalifornia is one of the most ethnically diverse states in the union, with many different cultures speaking over 200 different languages. It also has the nation’s largest system of courts, spread out over an expansive area of rural and urban centers. Up until recently, the state’s legal system wasn’t able to communicate with members of the ethnic groups living in the state being represented in court proceedings. That is because of the fact that while California interpreters are required in all criminal cases, they weren’t mandatory in civil cases. This meant that many people were forced to find someone to translate for them – which could be a friend, family member or even someone on the opposing legal team. Continue reading

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