• Full Time
  • Joliet, IL
  • April 21, 2023

Will County 12th Judicial Circuit Court

Starting Salary: $32, 000 with Will County insurance and pension benefits
(Additional financial compensation with the successful completion of AOIC Interpreter Registration / Certification program)

Effective Date: To be determined

Apply To: Hon. Daniel L. Kennedy, Chief Judge
Will County Courthouse
100 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
(to request an application, call 815-727-8947 and email your completed application to kteufer@il12thcourt.gov

Not Later Than: April 21, 2023

Posting Date: March 17, 2023

Qualifications: Must be Bi-lingual in Spanish with ability to perform simultaneous interpretation. Basic knowledge of legal terminology preferred.

Must have successfully obtained a High School Diploma

Job Description: The successful candidate will provide in court Interpreting services for Spanish speaking people in the Will County Court Facilities. This individual may also be required to assist individuals seeking Orders of Protection or provide general assistance with persons in the courthouse who have difficulty understanding the English language.


Interpreters are primarily responsible for facilitating simultaneous communication between English and foreign language in the court proceedings, quasi-judicial hearings, and other court related events as directed by the Judge or Supervisor. They must possess a basic knowledge of legal terminology, courtroom procedures, as well as a mastery of English and at least one foreign language. Interpreters must meet all minimum certifications and standards established by the Illinois Supreme Court via The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

Secondary responsibilities will include assisting individuals seeking Orders of Protection, assisting persons in the courthouse who have difficulty understanding English, translating forms or other materials from English into another foreign language, or other duties as assigned by their Supervisor. Court Interpreters shall subscribe to an oath to interpret accurately and to the best of their ability. They are expected to translate from the source language to English and English to the source language exactly stated in an impartial manner verbatim. Court Interpreters are expected to purport themselves in a manner that is respectful to the public and court proceedings and consistent with the Supreme Court Code of Ethics for Interpreters in the State Court System and the County of Will Ethics Ordinance.

The Will County Courts are an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to kteufer@il12thcourt.gov