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How to become a Court Interpreter

Tips on Becoming a California Court Interpreter

Learn more about the courts and the judicial system.

1. Attend proceeding in the California trial courts to gain familiarity with them.

2. Take community college courses on court-related topics like government, the Constitution, or criminal law.

Develop your language and interpreting skills.

3. Study legal vocabulary in both languages.

4. Take classes in linguistics, communications, public speaking, and interpreting.

Visit California Courts Interpreters page for more information or contact Judicial Council at (415) 865-7530.

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