Language Access Coordinator Contact
Kristina Famolare, JD, Communication Access Specialist
Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 4820
Portland, ME 04112-4820
Interpreter Statutes and Rules: 5 M.R.S. § 51, Me. Admin. Order, JB-06-03 (as amended by A. 11-17), M.R. U. Crim. P. 28, M.R. Evid. 604, M.R. U. Crim. P. 6(e), 5 M.R.S. § 48-A
Coordination/Supervision of Interpreters: Maine does not have any employee interpreters. Individual independent contractor interpreters are tested and maintained on a roster at the state Judicial Branch level. Agencies under contract with the State of Maine provide individual interpreters when rostered interpreters are not available. Interpreters are scheduled on a case-by-case basis by local courts using the roster and contracted agencies.
Cost of Interpreter Services (including fees to freelance and salaries of staff interpreters): $150,000 - $500,000
Budget for Language Access Program (not including direct interpreter services): $0 - $50,000
Funding for Language Access Program: General Fund
Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (spoken language): Maine does not have salaried interpreters.
Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (sign language): Maine does not have salaried interpreters.
Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified spoken language): $35 - $50 per hour
Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified sign language): $50 - $75 per hour
Difference in Pay between Spanish and LOTS Interpreters: No difference
Minimum Certification Requirements: Maine does not certify interpreters. Rostered court interpreters must pass the NCSC written English examination, successfully complete an OPI in the non-English language(s), and attend a mandatory 2 day interpreter orientation.
Dates and Locations of Testing and Training: Unknown