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Court Interpreters Wanted: Once a Year Opportunity

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Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
Contact: Ken Hupp (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The Hawai╩╗i 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 Hawai╩╗i 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 ÔÇô $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 ÔÇô 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 oeac@courts.hawaii.gov or visit www.courts.state.hi.us/services/court_interpreting/court_interpreting.html


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