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Hawaii Judiciary Seeking Court Interpreters

January 7, 2014, 3:34 PM HST
* Updated January 7, 3:35 PM
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The state Judiciary is currently accepting applications for court interpreters.

Candidates must speak English and another language. Court officials said speakers of all languages are needed.

Certified sign language interpreters are also encouraged to apply.

A two-day orientation workshop is required. The cost of the workshop is $95, or $75 if received by Thursday, Jan. 9.

Two workshops will be held on the Big Island, one from March 5-6 in Kona, and another from March 20-21 in Hilo.

The registration deadline is Jan. 30. Registration forms and other information are available here.

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.

Depending on their performance on written and oral exams, court interpreters are paid between $25 to $55 per hour with a two-hour minimum.

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