about InterpretersOffice

What is it?

InterpretersOffice is a web application for managing a busy court interpreters office – for example, a U.S. District Court in the United States' federal judiciary system.

What’s so great about it?

It has been developed over a number of years by a full-time staff court interpreter who is also a web developer, with input from his colleagues. With a solid basis in years of experience, InterpretersOffice has been rigorously designed to make the administration of a high-volume court interpreters unit as pleasant and efficient as possible. We know of no other product, commercial or otherwise, that is comparable.

It has a lot of interesting features. Court personnel can post requests for interpreters, which interpreters office staff can add to their schedule with a single click. InterpretersOffice can be configured to do things automatically in response to certain events. For example, when a request for interpreting services is cancelled, InterpretersOffice can automatically remove it from the schedule and send email notification to any interpreters who have been assigned.

There's much more. Further details are available in the project's README file.

Where can I get it?

The source code is available from github.com/davidmintz/court-interpreters-office.

What does it cost?

Nothing. It is a free and open-source project.

In what language(s) is it written?

PHP and Javascript.

What frameworks and libraries does it use?

Laminas MVC (formerly known as Zend) and Doctrine Object Relational Mapper (ORM) on the server side. The front end uses Bootstrap.

Who created it?

David Mintz, at the Interpreters Office, US District Court, Southern District of New York.

Can I try it out?

Yes. If you're interested in playing with a demo, we've got one up and running. Please contact david@davidmintz.org for further information.

How about a picture of one of your cats?

Of course.

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