Criminal Defense Practice Interpreter/Translator (Spanish)

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Full Time



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New York
New York
United States


The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Practice has an opening for a full-time English↔Spanish Interpreter/Translator in the Brooklyn Office. The Interpreter/Translator is responsible for interpreting and translating for defense attorneys, social workers, paralegals, psychiatrists, and any other personnel engaged in the defense of a person represented by The Legal Aid Society.


* Provide simultaneous and consecutive interpretation services in legal subject matter

* Provide interpretation services for attorneys and other staff with Spanish-speaking clients in the office and in court

* Translate legal documents and other material

* Transcribe and translate 911 calls, video and audio recordings, wire taps, etc.

* Coordinate the provision of foreign language services for other office staff


* Accompany attorneys, social workers, paralegals, or other staff members in need of interpreting services to correctional facilities, to interview clients or witnesses, etc.

* Work in other borough offices when needed

* Other duties as assigned




* Master's Degree in the field of languages, preferably in linguistics, translation, Spanish or English

* Experience interpreting in New York State or New Jersey Court a plus

* Excellent organizational and computer skills, including MS Office

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Ability to work as part of a team

* Ability to work independently


Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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