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ALABAMA REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS

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2020-2022 Court Interpreter Roster

The following information has been compiled by ALRID, approved by AAD and submitted to the State of Alabama AOC.

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

HOME CITY/COUNTY

E-MAIL

CONTACT NUMBER

QUALIFYING CERTIFICATIONS   *See Definitions (below)

Laurel

Standley

Huntsville; Madison/Limestone/Morgan

lstandley@me.com

321-750-9274

RID SC:L, CI, CT, NIC Master

Cheryl Rose

Thomas

Louisville, MS

cheryl.thomas@thomasinterprering.com

501-259-4720

RID SC:L, CI, CT, NIC Master, NAD V, BEI Court (TX)

Beverly

Bowndes

Montgomery; Montgomery

bevsignasl@gmail.com

251-508-7345

RID CSC

Joni

Caraway

Pensacola, FL

requestsignlangservices@gmail.com

850-912-6811

RID CI, CT

Kris Wayne

Courson

Helena; Jefferson/Shelby

kwcourson@gmail.com

205-243-4783

RID NIC

Dean

Evans

Jacksonville; Calhoun

deanevansasl@gmail.com

256-452-3048

RID CI, RID NIC

Lin

Fulton

Alabaster; Shelby

interplinc@charter.net

205-999-3108

RID IC, CI

Deborah Wesson

Gibson

Birmingham; Jefferson/Shelby

info@signsofexcellc.com

561-305-1320

RID CI, CT

Lisa

Gould

Mobile; Mobile

gould.lisa@aidb.org

251-432-7777

RID CI, CT, NAD IV-QMHI

Sue

Graham

Sylacauga; Talladega

msueg13@charter.net

276-708-5885

RID CSC

Rosemary

Guy

Talladega; Talladega

rguycoda@gmail.com

256-2232744

NAD V Master

Nancy

Hayes

Talladega; Talladega

thumbsupinterpreting@gmail.com

205-902-8855

RID CI, CT

Jodie

Jernigan

Prattville; Autauga;Elmore

jolabga@aol.com

334-221-2751

NAD V Master

Jennifer

Kuyrkendall

Tuscaloosa; Tuscaloosa

kuyrkendall@gmail.com

225-454-0355

RID NIC Advanced-QMHI

LaShawnda R

Lowe

Milbrook; Elmore/Autauga

lashawndralowe@gmail.com

478-335-7881

RID NIC-QMHI

Dee J.

McElroy

Talladega; Talladega

mcelroy.dee@aidb.org

256-493-4447

RID CI, CT, NAD V-QMHI

Belinda

Montgomery

Lapine; Crenshaw/Montgomery

mis.bmontgomery@gmail.com

334-221-9950

RID CSC, CI, CT, NAD V Master

Kenton

Myers

Hoover; Jefferson/Shelby

kenton_meyers@yahoo.com

770-876-3637

RID NIC

Lori

Pituk

Mobile; Mobile

lbpituk@comcast.net

251-463-6629

RID CI, CT

Jodi

Polzen

Hoover; Jefferson/Shelby

jlpolz@aol.com

205-616-3822

RID IC, TC, NAD IV

Patricia A

Smartt

Sterrett; Shelby

patsmartt1@gmail.com

205-222-9690

RID CI, CT, NIC  Advanced NAD IV

Mary Therese

Sweeney

Montgomery; Montgomery

terisweeney@gmail.com

334-235-1112

RID CT OTC

Dawn

Vanzo

Harvest; Madison

amazonlykos@gmail.com

256-509-5484

NAD IV QMHI *limited to Mental Health cases only

**Please Note: Court Interpreters are NOT limited to their city/county in which they reside and are willing to travel statewide.**

RID “Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf” certifications:

RID SC:L  “Special Certification: Legal” Test offered from 1998-2016 in moratorium since 2016

RID CSC “Comprehensive Skills Certificate” Test offered from 1972-1988

RID IC “Interpretation Certificate” Test offered from 1972-1988

RID TC “Transliteration Certificate: Test offered from 1972-1988

RID CI “Certificate of Interpretation” Test offered from 1988-2008

RID CT “Certificate of Transliteration” Test offered from 1988-2008

RID NIC “National Interpreter Certification” Test available since 2005

RID NIC Advanced “National Interpreter Certification Advanced Level” Test offered from 2005-2011

RID NIC Master “National Interpreter Certification Master Level” Test offered from 2005-2011

RID CDI “Certified Deaf Interpreter” Test offered from 1998 (holders of this Certification are Deaf or Hard of Hearing)

 

BEI “Board of Evaluation of Interpreters” certifications:

BEI Advanced

BEI Master

BEI Court Interpreter Certificate (required by law in some states to interpret all courts, including Texas)

BEI Level III Intermediary holders of this Certification are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, who work alone or partner with an interpreter

BEI Level IV Intermediary holders of this Certification are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, who work alone or partner with an interpreter

BEI Level V Intermediary holders of this Certification are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, who work alone or partner with an interpreter

 

NAD “National Association of the Deaf” Certifications:

NAD V (Master) “Superior Performance” Test offered from 1990-2002

NAD IV (Advanced) “Above Average Performance” Test offered from 1990-2002 *For court use, interpreter must also have one RID certification

NAD IV with QMH “Qualified Mental Health Interpreter” *May only be utilized in mental health related court settings


The More You Know ...

2016-2017 Legislative Committee Announcement : 

Click here to read the qualification and application information for Alabama Court Interpreters.

February 2016 ALBIT Announcement

Read the Press Release from ALBIT (Alabama Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators) here.

 

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