Decision to appoint a court interpreter

A decision to appoint a court interpreter is issued by the minister responsible for justice.

A person who wishes to be appointed should submit an application for the appointment of an interpreter on the prescribed form to the ministry.

An interpreter may commence work when they have taken an oath before the minister. Appointing a court interpreter is published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The ministry provides a stamp and a card for an interpreter at the interpreter's costs.

A court interpreter is entered in the directory of court interpreters managed by the ministry responsible for justice.

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Administrative dispute

Other activities

Regardless of the fact that court interpreters are appointed for an unlimited period, after five years from the day of the appointment and later every five years, they must submit to the minister responsible for justice evidence of professional training, and knowledge of new discoveries and methods in their profession or of participation at consultations and professional education organised by the competent state authority, an authorised organisation or professional organisation.

Within five years, an interpreter must attend at least five professional training sessions.

If an interpreter does not submit evidence of professional training, the minister orders their suspension and initiates proceedings to discharge the interpreter.

The costs of preparatory and training seminars or any other suitable form of education are borne by the interpreter.

Last updated: 23. 09. 2016