Interpreters play an important role in the business of the Court. Interpreters also play an important role in furthering the attorney-client relationship when the client is not fluent in English. Interpreters may be needed both in and out of the courtroom.
Our Guidelines (below) are intended to inform the Bar on the availability of interpreters in the District of New Jersey, but they are not exhaustive of the governing law. You may wish to refer to the Court Interpreters Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1827 and the Guide to Judiciary Policy, Volume 5: Court Interpreting for more detail.
Please feel free to contact our Staff Interpreter, Irene Caramuta, at (973) 645- 4621 or our Court Services Supervisor, Amy Giovannitti, at (609) 815-2379 if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.
WILLIAM T. WALSH
Clerk of Court
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