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September 9, 2014

DOJ releases video of their Language Access event held February 24, 2014: Providing Language Access in the Courts: Working Together to Ensure Equal Justice.  
 
During the event, the Justice Department provided the Language Access Planning and Technical Assistance Tool for Courts, as well as additional resources designed to aid courts in self-assessing their language access services. Links to the video, planning tool, and other resources are provided below.
 



September 2, 2014

Georgia Courts Registrar!  

The Administrative Office of the Courts launched the Interpreters' module of the Georgia Courts Registrar on September 2, 2014.  The Registrar will enhance the users’ experience and allow court interpreters to:
  • Create and update user profiles;
  • Electronically submit applications and payment;
  • Upload accompanying documents;
  • Track the status of an application or renewal;
  • Register for events; and
  • Print certificates and ID cards.
Thanks Registrar Team!
 

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 complete report is available at the link below.
 

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

  

 
Georgia Commission on Interpreters
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