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The Criminal Practice is seeking two (2) English<>Spanish Interpreters/Translators to be based in the Manhattan and Bronx Offices. The Interpreter/Translator is responsible for interpreting and translating for defense attorneys, social workers, paralegals, psychiatrists, and any other personnel engaged in the defense of a person represented by The Legal Aid Society.



  • Provide Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation services in legal subject matter
  • Provide Interpretation services for attorneys and other staff with Spanish speaking clients in the office and in court. Any and all interpreting services will be rendered only in the presence of a Legal Aid attorney, social worker or any other Legal Aid permanent or temporary employee representing our client at that moment
  • Translate legal documents, and other material
  • Transcribe and translate 911 Calls, Video and Audio Recordings, Wire Taps, etc.
  • Transcribe and translate Discovery material
  • Coordinate the provision of Foreign Language Services for other office staff
  • Accompany attorneys, social workers or any other staff members in need of interpreting services to correctional facilities
  • Go into field with investigators, attorneys, social workers, paralegals or other staff to assist in interviewing clients, witnesses, etc.
  • Work in other borough offices when needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Documents

Please submit these documents as a single combined PDF when you apply via the LAS (Legal Aid Society) Recruitment Portal.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
Deadline: Open Until Filled, Unless Date Is Posted Below (Deadline is 11:59 PM EST For Date Listed)


The posting reflects the range of potential salaries for the role. The specific salary offers will be dependent on candidate qualifications, including collectively bargained salary steps for unionized roles.


Salary Range/ Salary: $56,827 to $76,051



The leadership of The Legal Aid Society believes in attracting and retaining exceptional talent committed to serving our clients. We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, disability, and life insurance, and more. Salaries for our unionized jobs are governed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please visit our Careers page for additional information. Salary and benefits information will be available to applicants, when and if, an offer is made.



The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.



All applications must be completed online. We do not accept paper submissions. Please visit our Careers Page to review all current job postings, and instructions on the application process. For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.


As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, The Legal Aid Society prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of its employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race or color, size (including bone structure, body size, height, shape, and weight), religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (one's internal deeply-held sense of one's gender which may be the same or different from one's sex assigned at birth); gender expression (the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one's name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics; gender expression may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities), disability, marital status, relationship and family structure (including domestic partnerships, polyamorous families and individuals, chosen family, platonic co-parents, and multigenerational families), genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, credit history, unemployment status, caregiver status, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position: Interpreter/Translator
Organization: The Legal Aid Society
Location: New York,  NY 
United States
Salary: $56,827 to $76,051
Posting Start Date: 7/6/2023
Date Posted: 7/7/2023
  • Master's Degree in the field of languages -- Preferably in Linguistics, Translation, Spanish or English
  • New York State or New Jersey Court Interpreting Certification or Experience a Plus
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills (MS Office)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently
Status: This listing expires on: 10/5/2023
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The Legal Aid Society
199 Water Street

New York,  NY 10038
United States
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