Criminal Defense Practice Interpreter/Translator (Spanish)


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

05/15/2018

Start Date:

06/06/2018

Application Deadline:

06/05/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Practice has one opening for a full-time English↔Spanish Interpreter/Translator for all five borough offices. 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.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* 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

 

SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* 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


Location

Citywide


Requirements

* 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.


OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.


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.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


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