The Court Interpreters Program strives to ensure access to the courts for persons with limited English proficiency or those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, by developing programs and practices that enhance the quality of interpretation and increase the availability of qualified interpreters in the courts.

Latest News

Update: Refund of the March 2020 BIEs Fee

Candidates who have been impacted by COVID-19 can request a refund of the fee they paid for the cancelled March 17 – 19, 2020 BIEs by submitting a refund request. Candidates who have submitted a request for a refund and have not yet heard back from Prometric about their request’s status may send an e-mail to For additional information, please visit our Exam Information page.

Guidance for LEP Court Users During COVID-19

A handout, “You and Your Court Interpreter: Staying Safe During COVID-19,” offers suggestions to ensure the safety of interpreters and LEP court users.
Translations: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, SpanishVietnamese

2020 Language Need and Interpreter Use Study

The Judicial Council approved the 2020 Language Need and Interpreter Use Study, which is conducted every five years and details interpreter use in the courts and projects future language need.

Contact Information

Judicial Council
Court Interpreters Program
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688

Phone: 1-866-310-0689