For interpreters

Related links

Note: the following external links will take you away from the wicourts.gov site.

American Translators Association
Professional organization of translators and interpreters. Conference announcements, discussion groups, publications, links.

Consortium for Language Access in the Courts
Coalition of state court systems working to develop standardized tests of interpreter qualifications and to improve court interpreting policies and practices. Lists resources on court interpreting, language barriers, cultural issues, interpreter training resources, links.

Cultural Orientation
Describes the culture and language of certain refugee populations: Afghans, Bosnians, Cubans, Haitians, Iraqi Kurds, Iraqis, Somalis, Somali Bantus, and Sudanese.

Ethnologue
Information on world languages provided through a searchable database, as well as publications on cultures, software, and a bibliography on past research work.

Glossarist
Collection of online glossaries, including 70 legal glossaries.

National Association of Court Managers
English glossary of common legal terms in plain English.

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT)
Professional organization of court interpreters and legal translators. Conference announcements, degree programs, discussion groups, publications, links.

New Jersey Court Interpreting Services
Information on professional development for Spanish and non-Spanish interpreters, list of dictionaries and glossaries, English-Spanish glossary of legal terms, information on telephone interpreter services.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
Professional organization of interpreters for the deaf, including court interpreting. Information on training, certification, ethics, ADA, frequently asked questions, links.

Wisconsin Legal Interpreting Institute
Course offerings to help interpreters for the deaf prepare to work in court and to take the RID legal certification exam.

Wisconsin Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Guidelines for what certification levels are needed by sign language interpreters in different situations, including legal settings.

Wisconsin State Law Library
Legal research and information. Describes the role and structure of the courts, steps in a trial, types of laws, explanation of different areas of law, frequently asked questions.

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