UH Hilo Press Release
Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
Contact: Ken Hupp (808) 974-7642
For Immediate Release
Court Interpreters Wanted: Once a Year Opportunity
The Hawaiʻi State Judiciary Office on Equality and Access to the Courts will hold an informational session on its Court Interpreter Certification program on the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo campus. The session will be held Thursday, January 16, at 6:00 p.m. in Campus Center Room 306. The event is free and open to the public.
Court Interpreters are independent contractors and earn $25 – $55 per hour for a minimum of two hours a day. The session provides a once-a-year opportunity for individuals who speak English and a second language to take the first step toward becoming an interpreter.
All individuals must meet mandatory minimum requirements to become qualified as a state court interpreter, which include: submission of a Court Interpreter Certification Program Application Form (available online at www.courts.state.hi.us/courtinterpreting), attending a two-day Basic Orientation Workshop offered statewide in February – March 2014, passing Written English and Basic Ethics Exams, and clearing a criminal background check.
For more information, contact the Office on Equality and Access to the Courts at (808) 539-4860, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.courts.state.hi.us/services/court_interpreting/court_interpreting.html
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