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Judiciary Seeks Interpreters; Mandatory Workshop Open for Registration

Interested in becoming a court interpreter? The Hawaii State Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language, as well as certified sign language interpreters to become court interpreters. Register for one of the workshops. This is a mandatory requirement to become a Judiciary court interpreter.


The two-day workshops will be held:
Hawaii Island (Kona): Feb. 5-6 at the Kona Driver Education Office in the Kealakekua Business Plaza


Maui: Feb. 13-14 at the Maui Driver Education Office in the Main Street Promenade Building


Oahu: Feb. 23-24 or March 23-24 at the Supreme Court Building in downtown Honolulu


Kauai: March 5-6 at the Kauai Courthouse in Lihue
Hawaii Island (Hilo): March 14-15 at the Hilo Courthouse


The deadline to register is January 31. Registration forms are available on the Judiciary’s website and from the Office on Equality and Access to the Courts at 808-539-4860.


In collaboration with the State Office of Language Access, the workshop registration fee is offered at only $50 (valued at $150).


In addition to successfully completing the workshop, persons seeking to become a court interpreter must pass a written English proficiency exam, court interpreter ethics exam, and criminal background check.


Court interpreters are independent contractors and not Judiciary employees. They assist the courts in providing access to justice to court customers with limited English proficiency. Depending on their performance on written and oral exams, court interpreters are paid $25 to $55 per hour with a two-hour minimum.

For more information, contact the Office on Equality and Access to the Courts at 808-539-4860.

 

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