Jude Joffe-Block

Law
3:49 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Fewer English Speakers Cause Crunch In Nev. Courts

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 8:50 am

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The number of Nevada residents who are not fluent in English jumped almost 50 percent over the last decade. And that increase has led to a growing demand for interpreter services in Nevada's courts.

As Jude Joffe-Block of member station KJZZ reports, courts are having a tough time meeting that demand because of shrinking budgets.

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