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May 8, 2014

New Family Violence Form: Motion/Order to petition for the appointment of an interpreter at no cost, for DV victims with limited English proficiency: The forms were created pursuant to the Family Violence Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 19-13-1 et seq.  To view the forms, please click here: Petition for the Appointment of an Interpreter at No Cost. The forms are also accessible via the Forms tab on the Commission’s homepage.  

 

April 21, 2014

The Next Generation Courts Commission has issued its final report “Embracing the Courts of the Future.” The Commission, a partnership between the Supreme Court of Georgia and the State Bar of Georgia, was tasked with envisioning what Georgia courts would be like in 20 years. The final report makes recommendations in the areas of education, program improvement, technology, business processes, and funding for the courts.

The recommended improvements for language access, which appear on pages 38-39 of the report, are:

  • Encourage the adoption of appropriate technologies for court reporting and court interpreting to enhance business processes; and
  • Promote increased availability of interpretation services including remote interpretation, translation of court forms, etc.

The press release announcing the report and the report itself are available at the links below.

Press Release on Next Generation Courts Commission Final Report

Final Report on the Next Generation Courts Commission: Embracing the Courts of the Future

 

February 28, 2014

The United States Department of Justice released a Language Access Planning and Technical Assistance Tool for Courts on Friday, February 28, 2014. A link to the document is below, as well as additonal resources provided by the USDOJ.

For additional information on Limited English Proficiency, please visit www.lep.gov

 

 
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