Court Interpreter jobs in the United States

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Court Interpreter
  • Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
  • Sonoma, CA FULL_TIME
  • Under general supervision, Court Interpreters provide an essential public service, giving assistance to LEP (limited English Proficiency) parties.  They perform a wide variety of language interpretation activities for the court and for parties in proceedings including witnesses, defendants, attorneys and for other court personnel and the public; and perform other job related duties as required.

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

     This is a single journey level classification. Employees in this classification perform consecutive and simultaneous interpretation of courtroom proceedings and other related interpreting services as needed. Employees in this classification may also perform sight translation (reading written texts and giving an oral translation of text) as needed.

    EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
    Positions in this class may perform any or all of the below listed duties. These should be interpreted as examples of the work, and should not be considered all-inclusive.
     
    • Interprets from and into English and the applicable non-English language using simultaneous and consecutive modes at court proceedings and for other court-related departments at the direction of the court.
    •  Provides sight translations for the benefit of the court of documents including, but not limited to, court petitions, reports, waivers, felony disposition statement forms, and other documents.
    •  Interprets for judges, attorneys, court staff, and other court-related departments at the direction of the court.
    • Brings to the court's attention any items that may impede the interpreter's performance.
    • Researches and understands legal terminology used in court and functions of the court which may include but not be limited to legal, technological, scientific and/or medical terminology.
    • Receives daily calendar assignments from the Trial Court Interpreter Coordinator or
    • Supervisor and accurately completes daily activity logs or other documentation as required.
    •  Performs other language interpretation duties as assigned, such as providing general court information at an information counter to the non- English speaking public and processes documents related to interpretation.

    Certification:  Possess and maintain a valid certificate as a "Certified Court Interpreter" issued by the Judicial Council of California on behalf of the State of California.

    License:  Possession of a valid California Class "C" driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job- related essential functions.

     KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

    Knowledge of:  

    • Interpreter ethics and professional standards, as stipulated in California Rules of Court, Rule 2.890 Professional Conduct of Interpreters.
    • Correct usage of grammar and vocabulary of English and non-English language; wide range of vocabulary in English and the non-English language, including high and low registers including high and low registers.
    • Legal concepts and forensic terminology in both English and non-English language as specified.

    Ability to:  

    • Orally convey the meaning from and into English and the applicable non-English language by interpreting in the simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation modes; the meaning must be conveyed accurately, not editing, summarizing, adding meaning, or omitting
    • Concentrate and deliver accurate and complete interpreting services in a busy and fast-paced environment.
    • Adjust to speakers with differing voices and accents at varying rates of speed.
    • Adhere to California statutes, rules of court and applicable personnel rules concerning court interpretation.
    • Travel within the county to offsite court facilities as needed for assignment.
    • Interact professionally and cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work.
    • Ability to use office equipment, including computer, telephone, and copiers and/or transmitter and receiver equipment provided by the court for simultaneous interpretation.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
     
    These positions typically work in an indoor, courtroom and/or office setting. Typical duties require the ability to sit and/or stand and concentrate for extended periods; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; hearing to understand conversations when background noise is present and to communicate with the public and court staff.

    Working Environment: Work is performed in the courtroom and related court facilities and includes but is not limited to contact with judges, staff attorneys, and the public. The position requires the ability to concentrate and deliver interpreting services in a busy and fast-paced environment. Courtroom interpreting requires the ability to adjust to speakers with differing voices and accents at varying rates of speed. Interpreters come into contact with a wide variety of people from differing educational and economic backgrounds.
     
    Work may include exposure to disturbing evidence and testimony. Graphic photographs of traumatic events such as murder or domestic violence, evidence such as syringes, drugs, chemicals, bodily fluids, and stained clothing. Tolerate exposure to allergens such as perfumes, dust, and various unpleasant odors such as unwashed clothing or persons or other materials.
  • 13 Days Ago

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Court Interpreter
  • Superior Court, County of Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara, CA OTHER
  • This recruitment will also lead to establishing an eligibility list for future Regular Full-time, Part-Time Intermittent, and Extra Help opportunities at the court. Court Interpreters provide an essen...
  • 1 Month Ago

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Court Interpreter
  • State of Delaware - Jud/AOC-Court Services
  • Dover, DE FULL_TIME
  • Summary StatementReporting to the Administrative Office of the Courts ('AOC') Court Interpreter Program Coordinator ('Coordinator'), Court Interpreters perform a wide variety of language interpretatio...
  • 3 Days Ago

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Court Interpreter (Farsi)
  • Superior Court of Orange County
  • Superior, CA FULL_TIME
  • Superior Court of California, County of Orange is now accepting applications for:COURT INTERPRETER (FARSI)HOURLY SALARY$44.91-$47.66This recruitment is open to external candidates, internal OCSC emplo...
  • 12 Days Ago

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Court Interpreter (Spanish)
  • Superior Court of Orange County
  • Superior, CA FULL_TIME
  • Superior Court of California, County of Orange is now accepting applications for: COURT INTERPRETER (SPANISH) ANNUAL SALARY$93,412.80-$99,132.80 BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS Choice of five medical plansDefined ...
  • 6 Days Ago

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Court Interpreter (Korean)
  • Superior Court of Orange County
  • Orange, CA FULL_TIME
  • Superior Court of California, County of Orange is now accepting applications for: COURT INTERPRETER (KOREAN) ANNUAL SALARY $93,412.80-$99,132.80 BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS Choice of five medical plans Defined...
  • 24 Days Ago

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Freelance Legal Translators, Transcribers, and Interpreters
  • JTG
  • Vienna, VA
  • Freelance Legal Translators, Transcribers, and Interpreters JTG is currently seeking translators, transcribers, and inte...
  • 7/18/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Senior Corporate Counsel
  • National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
  • Dulles, VA
  • Job Description Job Description Join a member-driven leader in a fast-paced, challenging and collaborative environment w...
  • 7/18/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Patent Attorney or Agent / Senior Patent Attorney or Agent, Wireless Communications
  • Ofinno, LLC
  • Reston, VA
  • Company Description Ofinno is a leading research and development lab for 5G/6G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, and video compression te...
  • 7/18/2024 12:00:00 AM

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DC, VA & MD area - Legal Interpreters (U.S. Citizens) - Spanish
  • GLOBAL LANGUAGE STRATEGIES
  • Washington, DC
  • Job Description Job Description DC, VA & MD area - On-Site Legal Interpreters (U.S. Citizens) Wanted to Support USG Clie...
  • 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

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DC, VA & MD - Legal Translator & Editor - (Spanish) -1099 Contractor
  • GLOBAL LANGUAGE STRATEGIES
  • Washington, DC
  • Job Description Job Description DC, VA & MD - Legal Translator. Editor and Transcriber in a Variety of Languages – U.S. ...
  • 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Student Affairs, Social Equity, and Title IX
  • Shepherd University
  • Shepherdstown, WV
  • Position Details Position Information Posting Number Stu011P Working Title Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Student ...
  • 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Corporate Counsel (Remote, or VA, AZ, MA, NH, CA, or NJ)
  • Mercury Systems
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Job Summary: We are seeking a Corporate Counsel to join our Legal team. The Corporate Counsel will work on litigation an...
  • 7/16/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Assistant General Counsel & Director, Global Privacy Office
  • Leidos
  • Reston, VA
  • Description Leidos is seeking a passionate, driven, and experienced Attorney to lead our Global Privacy Office. This is ...
  • 6/27/2024 12:00:00 AM

Income Estimation for Court Interpreter jobs
$49,608 to $70,890