Resources & Related Links

Tools for Interpreters

Sample Exams and Test Questions for Prospective Interpreters

Oral Language Exam (practice video and sample sight translations)

Essential Dictionaries for Court Interpreters


Interpreter's Checklist - do and don't list

Study Guide References (provided by the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts)

UCS Court Interpreter Manual and Code of Ethics (updated October 2020)

Schools/Colleges that offer Interpreting programs

Courtroom Team

New York State (NYS) Test Guides & Resource Booklets for State Examinations

New Mexico Center for Language Access

We are New York-videos to practice English

The Interpreter's gym (audios to practice interpreting)


Courtroom Resources:

ASL Virtual Interpretation Guide 

ASL Virtual Interpretation Information Sheet 

Cart/Realtime in the Virtual Courtroom Guide 

Benchcard for Judges

Working with Interpreters-Tips

Tips for Remote Interpreting

Letter dated April 11, 2017 from Chief Administrative Judge Marks (for advocates and attorneys)



UCS Judge's Guide to Working with Court Interpreters Video; 18 minutes | Transcript

Cultural Misconceptions about Deaf People and the Challenge for the Courts (video from the Ohio Judicial System)


Professional Associations and Groups:

American Translator Association

The American Association of Language Specialists

Consortium for Language Access in the Courts
(at the National Center for State Courts)


Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


Neighboring State and Federal Court Interpreting Programs:

New Jersey




US District Court, Southern District


Additional Links:

Ethnologue: Languages of the World

Federal Interagency Working Group on Limited English Proficiency

NYS UCS Limited English Proficiency Report

Translated information on the NY Courts' website

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