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Language of Justice Institute Court Interpreter Program

Widener University Delaware Law School invites all interested bilingual professionals to explore the training and skills needed to become a certified court interpreter.

About the Program

The program was established through a unique collaboration between the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Delaware Law School to provide skills training in:

  • Consecutive Interpretation
  • Sight Translation
  • Simultaneous Interpretation

The Court Interpreter classes will be held online this spring. Classes will take place using live video conferencing on Saturday mornings, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The program will be comprised of a total of eight class sessions from Saturday, April 18th until Saturday, June 13th. Please note, there will not be class on Saturday, May 23rd, in light of the Memorial Day holiday.

Applications are due April 1, 2020, and must be accompanied with a resume, letter of recommendation, language proficiency (OPI Score or equivalency), and a $60 application fee.

The tuition for the Court Interpreter Program is $1,497.00. Scholarships are available. Final payment due April 7, 2020.

Download the Court Interpreter Program Application (pdf)

Attend the on-campus OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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Join our online INFO WEBINAR on Tuesday, March 17th, at 10:00 am EST.

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 “By aligning the Introduction to Court Interpreting Program with a State Court Interpreter Certification Program, this program aims to attract strong candidates who are motivated and dedicated to becoming a state-certified, professional court interpreter.

The close alignment is intended to garner more confidence in students by allowing them to feel as if they are being prepared for each stage specifically while working on developing all aspects of being a court interpreter at the same time.”

-Nanme Zheng, graduate of the Language of Justice Institute

Click here to learn more about the Open House!

Contact: email [email protected] or call Enrollment Coordinator, Shaun Mahan, at 302-477-2780.


Enrollment Coordinator Shaun Mahan speaks with a Court Interpreter Program attendee about her experience. After completing the Court Interpreter program at Delaware Law School, Aminda Leme went on to pass the Immigration Court Exam.