Interpreter services are available for all case types, including but not limited to the following:
- Family Law
- Unlawful Detainer
- Small Claims
- Mental Competency Hearings with Appointed Counsel
- Proceedings to Terminate Parental Rights
- Conservatorships and Guardianships
- Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse
- Domestic Violence
Interpreters do not help parties fill out or file court forms.
How to get an interpreter assigned to your case
If you need the services of an interpreter, you may download a copy of the Request for Interpreter (INT-300) form, or visit any of the Superior Court Clerk's offices to obtain a form.
Return the completed and signed form to the appropriate Clerk’s office or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org 30 days prior to your court date.
The Court attempts to meet every request for an interpreter. You will be notified if the Court is not able to meet your request.
How to become a Court Interpreter
The Judicial Council website has information about the Court Interpreter Program (CIP) and how to become a court interpreter.
Language Access Services Complaint
For complaints about services at your local court related to staff, court interpreters, or local translations, please print and submit the Language Access Complaint form in English or Spanish via email to email@example.com, at the address listed at the top of this page, or at the appropriate clerk's office location.
The Court takes all complaints about language access very seriously and will address the concerns in an appropriate manner. Please be aware that the Language Access Representative does not have the authority to change or modify any decision made by a judicial officer and that review of the complaint does not, in any way, affect or extend any applicable deadlines or procedural requirements such as filing motions, appeals, modifications, etc.
For more information on the Judicial Council "Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts," view the CLASP Report.
Judicial Council forms can be found on the website for the Judicial Council of California at the link below.