Welcome to the Commission on Interpreters Website


Welcome to the Commission on Interpreters Website

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Our Mission

The mission of the Commission on Interpreters is to provide interpreter licensing and regulatory and education services for Georgia courts so they can ensure the rights of non-English speaking persons.

About the Commission

The Georgia Commission on Interpreters (Commission) is the policy-making body appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court to oversee the development of a statewide plan for the use of interpreters in Georgia courts during the presentation of civil or criminal matters. The Commission is composed of judges, lawyers, non-lawyers, legislators, court administrators, and interpreters.

Created in 2003 by Supreme Court order, the Commission is charged with regulating a statewide comprehensive court interpreter program, developing the criteria for the training and certification of interpreters, designating languages for which certification shall be required, and establishing standards of conduct for interpreters.

One of the responsibilities of the Commission is to provide access to competent professional interpreters to ensure understanding and participation for all non-English speaking persons involved in the court process. The Commission does this by providing an on-line registry of licensed interpreters which assists the public and members of the Bench and Bar in locating qualified court interpreters throughout the state.

The Commission meets quarterly to consider pertinent issues to improve language access resources in Georgia’s courts.

Commission Members and Staff