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Court interpreter training coming to Milwaukee

The Director of State Courts Office will be offering court interpreter training in April in Milwaukee.

Courts most often request Spanish interpreters, according to a news release, but courts are also looking for interpreters for languages such as Mandarin, French, Hmong and Russian. Some scholarships may be available for some languages.

The sessions are intended for people interested in learning the basics of court interpreting and will give an overview of the needs and expectations of the courts. Participants who complete certain requirements will be placed on a public roster of interpreters used by courts, law enforcement agencies, attorneys and other law-related agencies.

The sessions cost $195, which includes lunch and all training materials. Each session will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 2 and April 3 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. To register and apply, visit the court system website at http://www.wicourts.gov/services/interpreter/orientation.htm. Applications are due March 18.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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