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Court Interpreters and Translators

Overview

Court interpreters and translators are individuals who are bilingual, and proficient in English as well as another language, or in American Sign Language. They are utilized in the Federal, State and local courts and in other legal settings throughout the United States to assist in the communications of non-English speaking participants in the legal process including Defendants, litigants and witnesses in criminal and civil cases. Court “interpreters” are responsible for the translation of verbal communications in court proceedings, while “translators” are generally called upon to translate written legal documents.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Outgoing

Talkative

Career Ladder
Supervisor, State or Federal Court Interpreters

Court Interpreter or Translator

Interpreter or Translator