In June, the Governor signed into law legislation expanding the availability of interpreters for court proceedings involving people who do not have the ability to understand or communicate effectively in English. The ACLU first filed a complaint ten years ago regarding the lack of court interpreters for individuals whose English proficiency is limited; that complaint resulted in a settlement earlier this year. The legislation helps ensure equal access to justice for all individuals, regardless of their language proficiency.
Court Interpreters (H 7306, S 2549)
Representative Robert Craven and Senator Michael McCaffrey