Language Access Coordinator Contact
Noor Alawawda, Senior Program Manager
Language Access Program
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
222 N. LaSalle Street, 13th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: 847-893-9031


Code of Ethics or Rules of Professional Conduct

Language Access Plan

Interpreter Statutes and Rules:

Language Access Policy

Criminal Proceeding Interpreter Act

Code of Civil Procedure

Foreign Language Court Interpreter Act

Coordination/Supervision of Interpreters: Court Certification by the State and hired and scheduled at the local circuit court level.

Cost of Interpreter Services (including fees to freelance and salaries of staff interpreters): Unknown

Budget for Language Access Program (not including direct interpreter services): Unknown

Funding for Language Access Program: General revenue from the state.

Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (spoken language): Varies greatly depending on the circuit and the language.

Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (sign language): Unknown

Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified spoken language): Unknown

Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified sign language): Unknown

Difference in Pay between Spanish and LOTS Interpreters: Unknown

Minimum Certification Requirements: Attend a two-day orientation, pass the NCSC written English proficiency exam at 80%, pass the NCSC oral certification exam at 70%; or have federal certification

2023 Dates and Locations of Testing and Training