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The Tulare County Superior Court strives to provide free interpreters to all LEP court users for all hearings, trials and court-ordered events. Interpreters are provided at no cost for the following case types:

  • Criminal
  • Traffic
  • Juvenile
  • Mental Competency

The court currently provides free interpreter services in civil matters, within the priorities established in Evidence Code §756, as follows:

  • Priority 1: Domestic violence, civil harassment cases where there is no fee to file, elder abuse cases, where there is physical abuse or neglect
  • Priority 2: Unlawful Detainers (evictions)*
  • Priority 3: Termination of Parental Rights*
  • Priority 4: Guardianship and Conservatorship*
  • Priority 5: Cases where one person is asking for sole custody or visitation*
  • Priority 6: Other civil harassment and elder abuse cases*
  • Priority 7: Other family law cases*
  • Priority 8: Other civil cases*

*Parties with a fee waiver have preference

To request an interpreter in civil, please click here.. The completed form should be returned to the civil clerk's office, the Language Access office. 

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