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Interpreter Services

Interpreting services for people with limited English-proficiency is provided in more than 180 languages and for the hearing-impaired. 

The court must be notified as soon as possible, but at least 2 business days prior to appearance of who will need the interpreter, when, where, and what language is needed. If an individual needs an interpreter for a language other than Spanish, please provide at least a 30 day notice. Sign Interpreters are available for the hearing impaired. 

Per ORS 45.275 no fee shall be charged to any Limited English Proficient person for the appointment of an interpreter. Court interpreting in circuit court shall be paid by the State.

For more information and resources please visit the Oregon Judicial Department's Language Access Resources Homepage.

While court staff can provide general information about court procedures, ORS 9.160 prohibits court staff from giving legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.

 

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