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For requests for Spanish language access: Email Office of Language Access at spanishaccess@jud.state.ma.us
For requests for language access for Languages Other Than Spanish (LOTS): Email Office of Language Access at lotsaccess@jud.state.ma.us

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What you need for Apply for a per diem court interpreter position

Potentially-qualified per diem court interpreter applicants are screened for their linguistic proficiency, professional experience, and academic background. Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements and want to submit an application can download the application questionnaire to apply.

Minimum requirements (you can find more information about these requirements in the application questionnaire):

  • A bachelor’s degree in the USA, or an equivalent college degree from another country
  • Advanced level of proficiency in both English and the other language, as well as cultural competency skills
  • The necessary paperwork required to work in the United States

Prior interpreting and translating training and/or professional experience aren’t required, but are preferred and may receive preference in recruitment.

How to apply Apply for a per diem court interpreter position

Please complete the application questionnaire (resume and cover letter optional) and send it to:

Office of Language Access
Administrative Office of the Trial Court
2 Center Plaza, 9th (TC) floor
Boston, MA 02108
ATT: Training Manager

 

You can email your application questionnaire (resume and cover letter optional) to languageaccess@jud.state.ma.us.

Next steps for Apply for a per diem court interpreter position

  1. Interviews

    Please understand that OLA will not interview potentially qualified candidates unless there is a need to recruit in their languages.

    If you’re called for an interview, OLA will ask for proof of your degree at the interview. Copies of official credit transcripts or diploma will be accepted. OLA may also request references at the interview.

    OLA will keep applications of desirable candidates on file for future reference.

    For more information on OLA’s operations, please see the Standards and Procedures of the Office of Language Access. For more information about court interpreters, please visit websites of interpreter organizations, such as the Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators.

  2. If you're selected

    Selected applicants will be invited to a written exam, an oral assessment, and an interview. Applicants who pass the written and oral tests and want to work with OLA must attend the 2-day Introductory Mandatory Training and complete the mentoring requirement. OLA will then conduct a final evaluation of the candidate and approve them to be included on the list of OLA Screened interpreters.

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Two Center Plaza, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
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For requests for Spanish language access: Email Office of Language Access at spanishaccess@jud.state.ma.us
For requests for language access for Languages Other Than Spanish (LOTS): Email Office of Language Access at lotsaccess@jud.state.ma.us
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