Interpreters Section

The Interpreters Section in the Southern District of California exists and functions pursuant to the mandate of the Court Interpreters Act (Title 28, U.S.C. § 1827.) The Interpreters Section is currently staffed by 12 federally certified interpreters. It is responsible for obtaining the services of qualified interpreters in all languages needed in our Courts.

For inquiries regarding interpreter needs please contact Maira Hays at (619) 557-5172 or





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