How and Why to Ensure Language Access for LEP and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Litigants
The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a criminal defendant is entitled to a new trial because his uncertified interpreter provided him with an inaccurate interpretation of the proceedings against him.
The cost of the orientation workshop is $200. Orientations are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., both days. You must register and pay for an event through the Georgia Courts Registrar, https://gcr.onegovcloud.com/, by 11:59 PM on the deadline. You must register and pay for the English written exam separately.
The cost of the written exam is $50. The English written exams are conducted the day after the two-day orientation workshop, in the same venue or on the following Friday if the orientation occurs on Saturday. The cost of the written exam is not included in the cost of the orientation.
The cost of the oral exam is $250. First priority will be given to those seeking certification for languages other than Spanish and those who reside in high-need areas of Georgia.
The office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of the Fourth of July.