Coordination/Supervision of Interpreters: Interpreters are listed on the Court Interpreter Registry and contacted by the courts directly. The Court Interpreter Program provides guidance to the courts and interpreters.
Cost of Interpreter Services, Including Fees to Freelance and Salaries of Staff Interpreters: $3.5 million
Budget for Language Access Program (not including direct interpreter services): $4,000,000
Funding for Language Access Program: The Administrative Office of the Courts funds the program.
Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (spoken language): $74,000
Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (sign language): N/A
Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified spoken language): $40-$55
Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified sign language): $65-$75
Difference in Pay between Spanish and LOTS Interpreters: No Difference
Minimum Certification Requirements: The Maryland Court Interpreter operates on a 2-tier basis: qualified and certified interpreters. The minimum requirements for qualified interpreters are to pass the Written Exam and OPIs in the foreign language and/or English and attend a 3-day workshop.
2021 Dates and Locations of Testing and Training: March 20, 2021 - Introductory Workshop (remote)