The city's court system has taken steps to help Philadelphia's growing immigrant communities navigate their way around the courtroom.
This month, the First Judicial District released Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese translations of some of the most frequently used documents in Family Court and Municipal Court.
The translation project, a $25,000 undertaking, is designed to make life easier for non-English-speakers who have a tough time making sense of jargon-loaded court documents.
"We've seen how frustrating the process can be for people who don't speak the language," Common Pleas Court President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper said late last week. "We wanted to help."