Court Interpreters

ADR Plan

The Tennessee Supreme Court has approved an innovative Alternative Dispute Resolution Plan prepared by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission (ADRC) to assist courts facing a backlog of civil cases caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many years, mediation has been used to successfully resolve disputes. The Plan creates a process that will make mediation more available to civil litigants as a means of providing a quicker, less expensive, and potentially more satisfying alternative to continuing litigation in a case without impairing the quality of justice or the right to a trial.

Court Interpreters Wanted

If you think you are interested in becoming a court interpreter, this assessment can help you decide if you have the skills needed to be a court interpreter before you start the testing process. 

We are always looking for people who can interpret for those that speak another language. We need interpreters that speak Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Somali and many other languages. For more information, please download our brochure or visit our section about becoming a court interpreter.

Judicial, Attorney and Clerk Resources

For judges looking for an interpreter, please download our Judicial Interpreter Bench Card

For attorneys looking for an interpreter, please download our Attorney Interpreter Information Card.

For clerks looking for an interpreter, please download our Clerk Interpreter Information Card.

Determining Language Spoken

Language Access Plan

Local Language Access Plan Template

Right to Interpreter poster


For questions about the Court Interpreter program, please contact:

Ryan Mouser