Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing aspiring to interpret in the Arkansas court system must be members in good standing of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and hold certification from either RID or the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). A copy of your current membership card must be submitted to the AOC on an annual basis. Interpreters must strictly adhere to the tenets contained in the RID Code of Professional Conduct and also in Administrative Order Number 11, Arkansas Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters in the Judiciary.
We contract directly with certified interpreters. If you are interested in contracting with the AOC directly, please contact Court Interpreter Services at 501-682-9400 (Voice) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Interpreters must also complete Orientation and Training and sign off on the Arkansas Code of Professional Responsibility.