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Updated Announcement Email, Aug. 2

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019

This message is being sent to all court interpreters on the state roster or who work regularly for the District Courts and interpreter agencies. 

Good afternoon ~
I’m pleased to share an update regarding the system previously described in a March 12, 2018 announcement (below), which was emailed to Minnesota Court Interpreters and interpreter agencies at the time. 

The new, convenient web-based Court Interpreter invoicing and scheduling system will be available for use beginning October 21, 2019. The Court Interpreter Resource Management Application (IRMA) will allow interpreters to sign in and out of work assignments, receive assignment offers and scheduling notices, view upcoming and past assignments, submit receipts, and other features.

Trainings for IRMA will be offered in early October. Training registration and updates about the system will be available on the Court Interpreters webpage. On October 21, 2019, use of the IRMA system will be required and the current invoicing system will be discontinued. 
We appreciate your service to the Minnesota Judicial Branch and will do everything we can to help make this transition a success. 

Please contact me, Polly Ryan, Statewide Court Interpreter Program Coordinator, if you have any questions. 

Thank you,

March 12, 2018 Announcement: 

New Interpreter Management and Invoicing System in Development 
The Minnesota Judicial Branch is pleased to announce a new application for scheduling interpreters, invoice management, and data collection and reporting is now in development. 

In use since 2007, the current on-line invoicing and data collection system is in need of replacement. The Branch is taking the opportunity to add additional functions to the new system which will result in a comprehensive management system. We anticipate the new system will: 
  • Allow interpreters to show when they are availability for assignments through a calendaring feature
  • Allow interpreters and agencies to manage their contact information
  • Allow schedulers to easily identify and locate available and qualified interpreters 
  • Have an electronic sign-in and sign-out feature which will provide a time stamp. 
  • Automatically create an invoice – the system will create the invoice for the interpreter based on sign-in and sign-out information and the case information received through the Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS)
  • Notify interpreters via text message and email of available assignments, cancellations, or changes to assignments
  • Calculate travel time costs using interpreter home address and real-time mapping tool 
  • Be compatible with mobile devices 
  • Meet security requirements set by the State 
Development of the application is being done incrementally. A select number of interpreters will be invited to participate as subject matter experts during the testing phase. We expected the new application to be operational spring 2019. 
For more information, please contact Polly Ryan, Court Interpreter Program Coordinator at (651) 215-9468 or by email

Polly Ryan 
Program Coordinator
Court Interpreter Program, Language Access Services
Court Services Division
State Court Administrator's Office
Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 215-9468