|Welcome to the Georgia Commission on Interpreters|
The mission of the Commission on Interpreters is to provide interpreter licensing, regulatory and education services for Georgia Courts so they can ensure the rights of non-English speaking persons.
The Georgia Commission on Interpreters (Commission) was created by Supreme Court order in 2003 to secure the rights of non-English speaking persons utilizing the state court system by establishing a statewide plan for the use of interpreters in Georgia courts during the presentation of civil or criminal matters. The Commission was charged with approving court interpreter programs, developing the criteria for the training and certification of interpreters, and establishing standards of conduct.
One of the responsibilities of the Commission is to provide access to competent professional interpreters to ensure understanding and participation for all non-English speaking persons involved in the court process. The Commission does this by providing an on-line registry of licensed interpreters which assists the public and members of the Bench and Bar in locating qualified court interpreters throughout the state.
The Georgia Commission on Interpreters is a 18-member Commission composed of judges, lawyers, academia, legislators, and interpreters. The Commission meets quarterly to conduct business.