Bilingual speakers sought as court interpreters

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The state Administrative Office of Courts is seeking bilingual speakers who want to trained as court interpreters, the Meridian Star reports.

A training session will be held Jan. 11-12 in the Mississippi Supreme Court training room in the Gartin Justice Building, 450 High St., Jackson, the paper said.

The two-day seminar, which costs $100 to attend, will provide an introduction to court proceedings, the Star reported. Those interested must already be fluent in English and a second language. Participants will learn about the role of the court language interpreter, ethical requirements, modes of interpretation and credentialing requirements.

Participants may pursue certification to work in Mississippi court proceedings by taking a written examination 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 13 at the Gartin location.

The Star noted that the agency cites a particular need for Vietnamese speakers.

The deadline to register for the seminar and the written examination is Dec. 30. The registration form can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/MS-court-interpreter.