In an effort to increase the number of interpreters to work in courtrooms across the state, Northeast Community College is partnering with the Nebraska Supreme Court to offer training to certify individuals to help alleviate the shortage.

“This is a very promising step,” said Justice John Freudenberg, chair of the Supreme Court’s Language Access Committee. 

Court interpreters are individuals who possess an educated, native-like mastery of both English and a second language, display a wide general knowledge, and perform the three major types of court interpreting: sight translation, consecutive interpreting, and simultaneous interpreting. 

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