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The court system provides a number of different opportunities for court interpreters. Court interpreters may be employees of the Unified Court System or they may serve as per-diem independent contractors. The links below will provide you with information on the qualification process, which based on the particular language, may include a written, and an oral exam, or oral assessment. All interpreters must undergo a criminal history background investigation. For additional information, contact the Office of Language Access at: email@example.com or call 646.386.5670.
In New York State, court interpreters are employed in the following titles: Court Interpreter (Spanish), Court Interpreter (non-Spanish), Court Interpreter (Sign) and Senior Court Interpreter. Interpreters may work on a full, or part-time basis.
The title of Court Interpreter (Spanish) is a competitive class position primarily responsible for interpreting between English and Spanish in the courtroom and other court settings. Permanent appointment to this title is by way of competitive civil service examination comprised of a written and an oral exam.
Court Interpreter (non-Spanish) is a non-competitive class position and is filled on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications and experience, and the needs of the court.
Court Interpreter (Sign) is a non-competitive class position for which applicants qualify through listing on the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a nationally recognized credentialing agency that certifies an individual’s competency in American Sign Language. Per-Diem Sign Language interpreters are qualified in the same manner.
The title of Senior Court Interpreter is non-competitive. In addition to providing interpreting services, individuals holding this title supervise the interpreters in the courts, coordinating schedules, evaluating performance and resolving problems in the delivery of interpreting services.