ATTENTION PUBLIC NOTICE
The Los Angeles Superior Court now provides the services of a court interpreter in unlawful detainer (eviction), guardianship, and conservatorship matters at no cost and without a fee waiver.
Additionally, the Court has expanded the services of court interpreters to include family law and civil harassment matters, also at no cost to the parties.
The Court continues to provide court interpreters in criminal, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, mental health, domestic violence, elder abuse and traffic matters at no cost to the parties. Click Read More for PDFs of Notice in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Eastern Armenian and Vietnamese.
Jennifer Eden / Managing Editor Santa Monica Mirror
A long-term low-rent Santa Monica tenant has won a David vs. Goliath case against a local landlord attempting to evict him on breach of his 1991 rental contract.
Heard at Santa Monica Courthouse before Judge Bobbi Tillmon, Plaintiff WIB Holdings LLC, Barbara Bills, was attempting to evict defendant Paul Aron from his 2637 Centinela Ave., Santa Monica apartment, owned by Bills and her company WIB Holdings LLC.
Bills claimed that renovations and improvements Aron had made to his “as is” apartment in the course of his 24-year tenancy breached his lease, despite many of them occurring in the 1990s.
Each year, over two million limited-English proficient people struggle to access justice in Los Angeles County courtrooms due to lack of interpreters. Real harm happens when litigants and judges cannot understand each other. LAFLA’s long term commitment to language access equality, led by Directing Attorney Joann Lee, gave rise to the filing of a civil rights violation complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice. Read about the complaint and the resulting state-wide language access developments in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times.