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Registration open for 2019 Court Interpreter Orientation Workshops

By Staff | Dec 20, 2018

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language, as well as certified sign language interpreters, to become court interpreters.

Attending a workshop is a mandatory requirement to become a judiciary court interpreter. The two-day workshop for Maui will be held Feb. 13-14, 2019, at the Maui Driver Education Office in the Main Street Promenade Building.

The deadline to register is Jan. 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.