Interpreters

For questions, or to request interpreter services, please contact one of the interpreter coordinators

Jim Kelly (Seattle)
206-370-8427
jim_kelly@wawd.uscourts.gov

Mary Trent (Tacoma)
253-882-3817
mary_trent@wawd.uscourts.gov
 

The use of competent federal court interpreters in proceedings involving speakers of languages other than English is critical to ensure justice is carried out fairly for defendants and other stakeholders.

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts is responsible for the Federal Court Interpreter Program.
Information is provided for federal court interpreters and those who wish to become federal court interpreters.

Interpreters are classified into one of three Interpreter Categories

Each interpreter who will be providing services for the court must enter into a contract with the court.  Contracts are renewed every two years.

Contract Court Interpreter Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Western District of Washington Interpreter Contract (PDF)

Western District of Washington Interpreter Voucher (PDF)