Interpreters & Language Access
There is no charge for the services of a court appointed interpreter.
Criminal & Traffic Matters do not use form ALA-INT-001 for criminal or traffic cases. If you are a defendant or a witness in a criminal matter, you may tell your attorney (or the DA) that you need an interpreter; if you are a traffic defendant, when you come to court to get a date set for a hearing, please let the clerk at the filing window know that you need an interpreter.
Interpreters are neutral and bound to confidentiality.
Note: Although the court attempts to meet all requests, the court is not always able to provide an interpreter in every language or in every civil case.
How to Become a Court Interpreter
Court Interpreter Program
Learn more about California’s Court Interpreter Program (CIP) and how to become an interpreter.
Laney College Language Interpreter Certificate Program
Laney College in Oakland currently provides a language interpretation certificate program with the support of the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. For more information regarding their innovative interpretation programs, please visit Laney College's website.
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