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Register Today for Court Interpreter Orientation Workshop

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 in News & Reports, Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language to become court interpreters. Register today for an upcoming workshop, which is a mandatory requirement to become a court interpreter.

The two-day workshop will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on September 7-8 at Aliʻiōlani Hale (Hawaii Supreme Court building), 415 S. King Street, in Honolulu.

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 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 or

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

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