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Court Interpreter Applicants Wanted: 2017 Summer Basic Orientation Workshop – Hilo

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in News & Reports, Press Releases

HILO, HI – The state Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language to become court interpreters. Applications are now being accepted for a special summer Basic Orientation Workshop (BOW) for new court interpreters in Hilo:

What:          Special Summer Basic Orientation Workshop –
                         Hilo (Hawaii Island)

Dates:          June 15-16, 2017 (Thursday / Friday)

Times:         8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:   Hilo Courthouse

Address:    Hale Kaulike
                     777 Kilauea Avenue
                     Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4212

Cost:           $95/person

Extended Registration Deadline:  June 7, 2017

Completion of the two-day BOW workshop is the mandatory first step for interpreters seeking to become qualified state court interpreters for the Hawaii State Judiciary.

Registration forms are available on the Judiciary’s website and from the Office on Equality and Access to the Courts ((808) 539-4860 or

The workshop registration fee of $95/person includes the two-day workshop and all course materials. A grant from the Hawaii Women’s Legal Foundation and the Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice is being used to lower the cost from the original $120 workshop fee.

This special summer BOW in Hilo is the last opportunity to attend the BOW in 2017. The next BOWs will be scheduled in February/March of 2018.  


For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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