For interpreter scheduling, please contact Interpreter Services at (253) 798-6091.
Responsibility of Scheduling
In criminal cases the law indicates that the moving party is responsible for requesting interpreters for in-court matters. When a request comes in, all case information is entered into a master calendar together with the name of the person who requested the interpreter. Interpreters are on personal contract and called on an as-needed basis and may not be available with less than 48 hours' notice.
Language (Specify Chinese dialect: Mandarin, Cantonese etc.)
Location (judge name)
Name of case and number
Type of proceeding and expected duration (Note: Please notify us of trials or long hearings at least 2 days ahead of time.)
Cancellations & Change of Dates
When a case date is set over, notify Interpreter Services immediately so that the interpreter may be reassigned or canceled. Freelance interpreters are entitled to compensation if a case is canceled with less than 24 hours' notice and 48 hours for sign language interpreters.
Telephone Interpretation - GR 11.2
Phone interpretation is permitted for non-evidentiary hearings under rule GR 11.2.
For More Information
For interpreter requests or information on interpreters' issues, please contact Interpreter Services at (253) 798-6091.