Judiciary Interpreter Translator Job Description

April 10, 20120 Comments

Judiciary Interpreter/Translator Job Profile and Description

In courts cases, there are witnesses who are migrants and cannot understand or speak American English – a ‘Judiciary Interpreter/Translator’ helps such witnesses give their statements and have their say in a case. They main job is translation of a witness’s statements.

Judiciary Interpreter/Translator Duties and Responsibilities –

  • Coordinating with the court clerk for scheduling accusation and appearances required.
  • Translation into American English affidavits, preparing statements and witness testimonies written in a foreign language.
  • Translating messages simultaneously or successively into particular languages, orally, with original message content, situation, and manner as much as possible.
  • Translating in real-time during court testimonial trials and depositions
  • Appearing in court hearings and trials to aid migrant witnesses or specialists in delivering testimonies by language translation for the court and vice verse in English.
  • Following ethical codes for protecting the information confidentiality
  • Proofreading, editing, and correcting or revising translated materials.
  • Listening to statements of speakers for concluding related meanings and, preparing translations, through electronic systems as required.

Judiciary Interpreter/Translator Skills and Specifications –

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in a major foreign language

Judiciary Interpreter/Translator Education –

Interpreters or translators are required to be fluent in English and at least one major foreign language and, having a degree in any stream is a plus.

Judiciary Interpreter/Translator Salary –

The average annual salary of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators ranges from $29,000 to $52,300.

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