Language Access in California's Courts

Our mission is to provide statewide resources for justice partners and court interpreters, promoting equitable access to language services in the courts.

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Become a Court Interpreter

Have you ever wanted to be part of the court process as a court interpreter? Working directly with court users of limited English proficiency, court interpreters play an integral role in one of the largest and most diverse judicial branch court systems in the nation.

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Language Access Resources for Courts

The Judicial Council of California provides recommendations, guidance, and a consistent statewide approach to ensure language access in the courts. Explore our resources and learn about how we can work to be more inclusive of the limited English proficient (LEP) court users who speak over 200 languages in California.

News and Announcements

June 17, 2024

Registration deadline for candidates interested in testing their proficiency in Spanish and Farsi (Persian) for the BIE is Friday, June 21, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. (PST).

The BIE will be administered from August 1 to October 14, 2024, at various locations in northern and southern California, including the cities of Camarillo, Culver City, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego.

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Self-Help Guide

Find Helpful Resources in Multiple Languages on the Self-Help Guide

Visit our self-help site to get information on a general court need or a legal issue. Resources are available in multiple languages.