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Hawaii State Judiciary Recruiting Court Interpreter Applicants

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 in Press Releases

The Hawaii State Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language to become court interpreters. The Judiciary’s Office on Equality and Access to the Courts (OEAC) will be hosting free informational sessions for anyone interested in learning how to become a state court interpreter. A one-hour informational session will be offered on the Big Island and Maui during the following dates and times:

Court interpreters work on a freelance basis as independent contractors in cases when parties or witnesses are unable to hear, understand, speak or use English sufficiently.  Court interpreters are required to complete an orientation workshop (which will be offered later this year), pass a written English proficiency exam and court interpreter ethics exam, and clear a criminal background check.  Depending on their performance on written and/or oral exams, court interpreters are paid between $25 to $55 per hour, with a two-hour minimum. For more information, please visit: /services/court_interpreting/court_interpreting

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

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