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Direct-Hire Freelance Interpreting Resources

Stepping Out

Welcome to the world of direct-hire work! It can be a little scary getting started, so here is a list of places that do direct-hire work with freelance interpreters. Please contact them directly to introduce yourself and get placed in their Rolodex for future gigs. For information on etiquette in referral situations, please visit my Etiquette page. Vive la revolution!

  • Educational Settings
    • American University
      POC: Erica Bell, Coordinator
      erbell@american.edu
      Disability Support Services
      4400 Mass. Ave., NW
      Mary Graydon Center 206
      Washington, DC 20016-8148
      (202) 885-3315 (V/TDD)
      www.american.edu/disabilitysupport
    • George Washington University
      POC: Christina Galarza, Coordinator
      cgalarza@gwu.edu
      Disability Support Services
      800 - 21st Street, N.W., Suite 242
      Washington, DC 20052
      (202) 994-8250
      http://gwired.gwu.edu/dss/
    • George Mason University
      POC: Lloyd Carrera, Coordinator
      lcarrer1@gmu.edu
      Office of Disability Services SUB 1 Rm 211
      MSN-5C9 4400 University Drive
      Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
      Office (Voice): 703.993.3601
      Office (TTY): 703.993-3876
      http://ods.gmu.edu/
    • Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville
      POC: Lynnea Booth, Coordinator
      LBooth@ccbcmd.edu
      Administrative Assistant
      CCBC Catonsville, School of Liberal Arts
      ph: 410-455-4429
      fx: 410-455-5134
    • University of Maryland College Park
      POC: Cassandra Lytle, Coordinator
      DHHS@umd.edu
      Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service
      0126 Shoemaker Building
      University of Maryland
      College Park, MD 20742
      301-314-7209
    • Northern Virginia Community College
      POC: Carol Sweetser, Coordinator
      csweetser@nvcc.edu
      703-323-3187 office
      http://www.nvcc.edu/depts/disability/interpreter.htm
    • Catholic University
      POC: Undefined
      cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu
      202-319-5211
      http://disabilitysupport.cua.edu/
  • Legal Settings
    Please note: You must take the Maryland Court workshop before you are allowed to work in any Maryland courthouse. You can find information on upcoming workshop dates and other requirements at http://www.courts.state.md.us/interpreter/index.html. Once you have taken the workshop, please feel free to contact those people listed below. The courts often operate with old copies of the interpreter list, so it could be a very long time before you get a phone call unless you take a proactive stance to getting yourself on their short lists. This list is not inclusive as it only represents those courts with whom I have established a relationship.

    • Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
      William Whorton
      ctbutl00@aacounty.org
      Assignment Office
      Church Circle
      Annapolis, Maryland 21401
      410-222-1422 ext 1
    • Anne Arundel County District Court
      Thomas Miller
      Thomas.Miller@courts.state.md.us
      251 Rowe Boulevard
      Annapolis, Maryland 21401
      410-260-1370
    • Carroll County District Court
      Fran Green
      Fran.Green@courts.state.md.us
      101 North Court Street
      Westminster, MD 21157
      410-871-3500
    • Howard County Circuit Court
      Melanie M. Merson
      melanie.merson@mdcourts.gov
      8360 Court Avenue
      Ellicott City, MD 21043
      Office #410-313-2028
      Fax # 410-313-3434
    • Prince George's County Circuit Court
      Desheia Claggett
      ddclaggett@co.pg.md.us
      14735 Main Street
      Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
      301-952-3356
    • Prince George's County District Court
      Lori Hester
      Lori.Hester@courts.state.md.us
      14735 Main Street
      Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
      301-952-4240
    • Queen Anne's County Circuit Court
      Sandra G. Smith
      Sandra.Smith@courts.state.md.us
      100 Courthouse Square, Second Floor
      Centreville, Maryland 21617
      410-758-0216, Extension 111