Sample Court Interpreter Resume

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Donald Welch
2112 Friendship Lane
Oakland, CA 94612

Job Objective Looking to fill a position as Court Interpreter in which to put my talents and experience to work for company increasing clientele and enhancing company growth.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience of interpretation and translation of court orders, testimony and written documents
  • In-depth knowledge of language-specific grammar, vocabulary and syntax
  • Remarkable knowledge of courtroom protocols, interpreter ethics and legal terminology
  • Familiarity with using computer, copiers, Microsoft Office software and courtroom audio equipment
  • Ability to prepare and deliver precise and correct interpretations and sight translations
  • Ability to communicate with court staff, officials and public in a professional and diplomatic manner

Professional Experience:

Court Interpreter
Superior Court of California, Salinas, CA
August 2012 – Present


  • Attended court hearings to listen speakers’ statements and testimony and simultaneously interpret them.
  • Conductedand provided sight interpretation of Affidavits and other legal documents.
  • Translated various legal documents and checked for errors in technical terms and terminology.
  • Identified a variety of speech patterns and reviewedtheir vocabulary and phrases.
  • Utilized reference materials and operated electronic listening systems, to perform work.
  • Developed and maintained positive professional relationships with court officials, attorneys, and judges.

Court Interpreter
Sacramento Superior Court, Sacramento, CA
May 2009 – July 2012


  • Deliveredinterpretation services and assisted with translation of linguistic communication for court.
  • Translated and interpreted witness testimony, attorney arguments, and judge orders.
  • Attended court proceedings, and completed all assignments according to standard practices and rules as prescribed.
  • Completed all assigned tasks and prepared daily activity logs and documentation on time.
  • Prepared and provided sight translations of jury instructions, court exhibits, and legal documents.
  • Educated witness about court procedures and informed court about issues and situations affecting interpretation activities.


Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN

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