Language Access Coordinator Contact
Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104-300
Phone: (334) 954-5052
Code of Ethics or Rules of Professional Conduct: http://www.alacourt.gov/docs/InterpreterPolicies.pdf
Language Access Plan: http://www.alacourt.gov/docs/InterpreterPolicies.pdf
Interpreter Statutes and Rules: Alabama Code Section 15-1-3 (foreign language interpreters); 12-21-131 et sq. (sign language interpreters)
Coordination/Supervision of Interpreters: Administrative Office of Courts administers testing in accord with LASS rules/standards. Judges have discretion as to appointment of interpreters.
Cost of Interpreter Services ( including fees to freelance and salaries of staff interpreters): Unknown
Budget for Language Access Program (not including direct interpreter services): $0 - $50,000
Funding for Language Access Program: Court’s General Operating Budget
Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (spoken language): N/A
Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (sign language): N/A
Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified spoken language): $25 - $45 (depending on the level of the interpreter's certification).
Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified sign language): $120 or $150 per hour for first two hours (depending on RID certification); $60 or $75 per hour thereafter (depending on RID certification).
Difference in Pay between Spanish and LOTS Interpreters: None
Minimum Certification Requirements: Registration, Criminal Background Check, E-Verify Form, pass NCSC written exam at 80%, Oath of Office, Pass NCSC Oral Examination at 70%, Orientation Seminar.
2018 Dates and Locations of Testing and Training: http://www.alacourt.gov/Interpreter-Schedule.aspx