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Hawaii court system seeks freelance interpreters

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's Judiciary is looking for people who speak English and another language to work as court interpreters.

Applications are being accepted for court interpreter workshops to be held across Hawaii in February and March.

In addition to completing the two-day workshop, those who want to be state court interpreters must pass a written English proficiency exam and ethics exam. Applicants must also undergo a criminal background check.

Court interpreters work on a freelance basis as independent contractors. Depending on performance on written and oral exams, interpreters are paid between $25 and $55 per hour with a two-hour minimum.

Certified sign language interpreters are also encouraged to apply.

The registration deadline is Jan. 23. Registration forms can be found at http://www.courts.state.hi.us/ .

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