(a) In each trial court, there shall be a new employee classification entitled “court interpreter pro tempore” to perform simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and sight translation in spoken languages for the trial courts. Unless otherwise provided in a memorandum of understanding or agreement with a recognized employee organization, all of the following applies to employees in this classification:
(1) They shall be appointed by the trial court to perform work on an as needed basis.
(2) They shall be paid on a per diem basis for work performed.
(3) They are not required to receive health, pension, or paid leave benefits.
(b) Court interpreters pro tempore may accept appointments to provide services in other trial courts pursuant to Section 71810.
(c) Unless otherwise provided in a memorandum of understanding or agreement with a recognized employee organization, no rules and regulations or personnel rules shall limit the number of hours or days court interpreters pro tempore are permitted to work.
(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1047, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018