Court Interpreters Needed: Apply by Dec. 1, 2017

The Written English Proficiency Exam (LANGUAGES OTHER THAN SPANISH) will be held on January 27, 2018. The deadline to submit applications is on December 1, 2017.

The Spanish per diem interpreter exam will not be administered to NYC candidates at this time.

To apply Download the Per-Diem Application Form. For more information about these exams please see the Written and Oral Exam Guide.

All applicants must successfully pass both the Written and Oral Exams in order to provide court interpreting services in the New York State Unified Court System.

Exam schedules are posted on the court system’s website:  

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and scheduled exam dates will be posted online. Applicants will be notified by mail of the exam date and location.

For additional information on preparation tools for interpreters go to:

Thanks to Hon. Raja Rajeswari, co-chair of the Court Interpreter Advisory Committee, for sharing this important announcement with us.

New York State Office of Court Administration, Advisory Committee on Court Interpreters and Language Access Seeks Comment on Language Access Card

The New York State Office of Court Administration, Advisory Committee led by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, seeks to find ways to serve more effectively the pro se and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) litigant community.

The New York State courts provide interpreters for approximately 110 different languages for LEP litigants who have limited resources.  Of those 110 languages, the seven most recurring are Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Korean, and Polish.

In December 2015, the NYS courts started circulating a new public information tool.  It is a Language Access Card that concisely explains the services that are available.  As a part of the rollout, the NYS courts have prepared the cards in the seven most recurring languages, including Spanish.

We would be interested in any feedback you have on the cards, including likes, dislikes, and suggested improvements. We are also interested in your views and suggestions regarding the services provided by the NYS courts to the LEP litigant community.

Please send your comments to the Chair of the Advisory Committee, Jeffrey Winn at [email protected]. To review the card Click here.