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Using this database allows you to search for spoken-language and sign language interpreters who are credentialed or otherwise qualified to interpret in state or federal courts and legal proceedings in the United States.
Our comprehensive database provides contact information, credentials, and tier classifications of qualified interpreters to meet your specific interpretation needs. Click to find out more about National Proficiency Designations.
First, consider the interpretation needs you have, such as: language; certification or credentialing required with regard to state or federal certification or other qualification; tier classification required or preferred, if any; availability; and other needs. Keep in mind that you may need to be very specific about what language(s) you require.
Next, input your requirements into the relevant fields in the "Search" page and you will be provided with a list of interpreters that meet your search parameters.
States should communicate directly with interpreters regarding rates. Rates may include: an hourly rate or a half-day and full-day rate; a minimum number of hours per assignment; mileage/tolls/parking and other travel costs, especially if the assignment is longer than one day; and late cancellation or overtime fees.
Make sure your arrangement with each interpreter is in writing and clearly identifies all possible charges and fees.