Contract Court Reporters
This Court typically uses contract court reporters to provide intepreter services during court proceedings. Through special delegation authority from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO), and in accordance with program procedures for contracting for court interpreter services, the Court is required to establish contracts with contract court interpreters. The complete terms and conditions, including fees, for Contract Court Interpreters are available on the U.S. Courts website at http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/federal-court-interpreters. Court interpreters must meet certain qualifications before being able to serve as contract court interpreters. Additional information is also available on the U.S. Courts website.
Interpreters interested in establishing a contract with the District of Maryland should email the Court at MDD_Procurement@mdd.uscourts.gov.
The AO also requires basic background checks and fingerprinting for interpreters. Effective May 16, 2005, the policy required all federal courts to conduct mandatory background checks and/or investigations on all contractors, including interpreters. The required investigation consists of an FBI fingerprint check only and is valid for two years.
Fingerprints can be taken, with advance notice, by the Clerk’s Office Human Resources department. Contact Peter Lopez (Greenbelt Division) or Tina Stavrou (Baltimore Division) to schedule an appointment. The fingerprints will be forwarded to the AO for processing. You will be notified upon the completion of the investigation.