Legal Resources for Court Interpreters

Web Resources
Print Resources
All of the following print resources are available at the Supreme Court Law Library.

PDF of available Legal Glossaries

PDF of available Manuals, Treatises, and Articles


  • Pukui, Mary Kawena and Samuel H. Elbert. English-Hawaiian dictionary. University of Hawaii Press, 1964. 188 p.
    [RefRm PL6446 P96e]
  • Pukui, Mary Kawena and Samuel H. Elbert. Hawaiian-English dictionary, 3d ed.University of Hawaii Press, 1965. 370 p.
    [RefRm PL6446 P96h 1965]
  • Pukui, Mary Kawena, et al. New pocket Hawaiian dictionary, with a concise grammar and given names in Hawaiian. University of Hawaii Press, 1992. 256 p.
    [RefRm PL6446 P96k 1992]
  • Online Dictionaries:


  • Ballentine, James Arthur. Ballentine’s law dictionary with pronunciations, 3d ed. Lawyers Cooperative Pub. Co., 1969. 1429 p.
    [REF KF156 B21 1969]
  • Beyer, Gerry W. , et al. Modern dictionary for the legal profession, 4th ed.William S. Hein & Co., 2008. 977 p.
    [REF KF156 B46 2001]
  • Burton, William C. Burton’s legal thesaurus, 3d ed. Macmillan Library Reference, 1998. 1012 p.[REF KF156 B95 1998]
  • Costello, Elaine. Random House Webster’s American sign language legal dictionary. Random House, 2003. 422 p.
    [REF K52 C82]
  • Garner, Bryan A. Black’s law dictionary, 10th ed. West Group, 2014. 2016 p.
    [DESK KF156 B56 2009]
  • Garner, Bryan A. A dictionary of modern legal usage, 2d ed. Oxford University Press, 1995. 951 p.
    [REF KF156 G18]
  • Lucas, Paul F. Nahoa. Dictionary of Hawaiian legal land terms. Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, 1995. 177 p.
    [RefRm KFH126 A68 D56]
  • Sloane, Richard. The Sloane Dorland annotated medical legal dictionary. West Pub. Co., 1987 + 1992 supplement
    [REF RA1017 S56]
  • Vasan, R. S., editor-in-chief. Latin words & phrases for lawyers. Law and Business Pub. (Canada), 1980. 335 p.
    [REF KF156 L34]
  • Words and phrases. Permanent edition, 1658 to date: all judicial constructions and definitions of words and phrases by the state and federal courts from the earliest times, alphabetically arranged and indexed. West Pub. Co., 1940+ approx. 100 v
    [KF156 W67]