Two litigants complained the L.A. courts did not give them interpreters

The U.S. De­part­ment of Justice called on the L.A. County courts and the state’s Ju­di­cial Coun­cil to im­prove ac­cess to in­ter­pret­ers for lit­ig­ants with lim­ited Eng­lish-lan­guage skills after the agency re­ceived a com­plaint. The com­plaint was filed by the Leg­al Aid Found­a­tion of Los Angeles on be­half of two low-in­come cli­ents. One had been sexu­ally as­saul­ted and sought a re­strain­ing or­der against her at­tack­er, the oth­er had filed for cus­tody and child sup­port for her son. Both were denied Korean in­ter­pret­ers.