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Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

The Director of State Courts office is accepting applications for a two-day interpreter training session in Wisconsin Rapids.

The sessions will be held June 18 and June 19 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center, 451 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Each will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release.

The sessions are for those interested in learning the basics of court interpreting and are designed to give participants an overview of the needs and expectations of the court.

The sessions, lunch and all training materials will be covered by a $195 fee. Applications are due June 3. Scholarships may be available for interpreters who speak Arabic, Burmese, Mandarin, French, Hmong, Karen, Lao, Punjabi, Russian and Vietnamese.

Participants who complete the sessions as well as other requirements will be placed on a public roster used by courts, law enforcement, attorneys and others.

For more information and to register, visit the court system website: http://www.wicourts.gov/services/interpreter/orientation.htm.

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