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Shared Remote Interpreting Governance

Shared Remote Interpreting Governance Committee

Authority:  AOSC16-105PDF Download

On December 1, 2016, the Supreme Court issued AOSC16-105 establishing the Shared Remote Interpreting Governance Committee (Governance Committee) to make recommendations to the Commission on Trial Court Performance and Accountability, the Court Interpreter Certification Board, and the Trial Court Budget Commission, regarding management and oversight of shared remote interpreting services.  The Governance Committee oversees the use of Virtual Remote Interpreting (VRI) in a shared resource model between participating Judicial circuits.  As directed in the administrative order, the Governance Committee is also responsible for establishing the statewide VRI pool, collecting associated workload data, overseeing administration and management issues such as procedural changes to the service model and developing recommendations on additional VRI funding needs.

Members through 2020:

  • The Honorable Elizabeth Metzger (Chair), Chief Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. Matthew Benefiel, Trial Court Administrator, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. German Bernal, Court Interpreter, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. Noel Chessman, Court Technology Officer, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Ms. Carrina Cooper, Court Operations Consultant, Third Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. Gilberto de Paz, Court Interpreter, Eighth Judicial Circuit
  • Ms. Candra Erickson, Supervising Court Interpreter, Seventh Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. Jeffrey Fuller, General Counsel, Fifth Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. Gary Hagan, Court Technology Officer, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
  • The Honorable Leandra G. Johnson, Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. Craig McLean, Court Technology Officer, Twentieth Judicial Circuit
  • Ms. Debra Oats, Court Operations Consultant, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Ms. Astrid Rodriguez, Court Interpreting Services Manager, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. Roosevelt Sawyer, State Courts Technology Officer, Office of the State Courts Administrator

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