(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has added $2 million in funding to aid Limited English Proficient Tennesseans at court hearings, according to the Chattanoogan.
Starting July 1, the extra funding will help modify how language access services are provided.
Qualified interpreters are to be paid for all hearings before a judge or judicial magistrate in cases where a court finds an interpreter is necessary. Previously the interpreter costs were paid by the states only when a person was entitled to an attorney and could not afford to pay for an attorney.
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