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Court Interpreter Orientation - Admin Office of the IL Court

  • 12/11/2014
  • 12/12/2014
  • Grayslake, IL
The information contained below was provided by:

Sophia N. Akbar, J.D.

Language Access Services Specialist

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

"The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) is launching its statewide court interpreter certification program this fall to assist circuit courts with providing qualified interpreters. Illinois has not offered statewide certification to date; thus, we are excited to move Illinois toward a competent and reliable interpreter program. [...] More detailed information about fees, locations and times is forthcoming.


"To be listed on the AOIC's interpreter registry, interpreters will need to attend an orientation session and pass written and oral exams that test for language proficiency, an understanding of ethics and court procedure, and interpreting skills. Illinois will be using the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) written and oral exams. Interpreters that attend the orientation training will be eligible to sit for the written and oral exams, which will be offered by the AOIC shortly after the orientation sessions. Candidates must continue self-study before taking the written and oral exams.  [...]

"For planning purposes, it would help us greatly if interpreters interested in attending filled out the following survey. Please note that this does not constitute registration for the orientation and is for planning purposes only. Registration will be open by early October, if not sooner. Click here to fill out the survey if you are an interpreter interested in attending an upcoming orientation.


"Thank you for your interest. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 312-793-2013 or"



 Sophia N. Akbar, J.D.

Language Access Services Specialist

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

222 N. LaSalle Street, 13th Floor

Chicago, Illinois 60601

(312) 793-2013 (phone)

(312) 793-0740 (fax)



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