You may submit a letter to the Clerk/Judicial Administrator of Baton Rouge City Court with your request to become an interpreter for the specific language you are interested in. State in your letter whether or not this is your native language. If you have certification in the language you are requesting to interpret for, you may provide copies of such with your letter.
If approved by the Clerk of Court, your name will be added to the interpreter list the court maintains for appointment purposes. You will be contacted on an, as needed basis and the frequency varies among the number of interpreters currently on the Court’s approved list for the language you have selected. The Court attempts to utilize the services of interpreters who are on the Louisiana Supreme Court registry, with preference given to interpreters with certified status.
Pursuant to the Court’s En Banc Order, the rate of pay if appointed by the Court as a sign language interpreter, is $90 per hour, with a minimum of two hours paid and, as a foreign language interpreter, is $85 per hour, with a minimum of two hours paid for any foreign language service provided.