COURTROOM INTERPRETERS – 6 PROCEDURAL STEPS TO FOLLOW (14-05)

STEP ONE: Know the Rules and Statutory Authority;

STEP TWO: Determine the Need For an Interpreter;

STEP THREE: An Interpreter Should be Qualified as an Expert and Administered an Oath. Rule of Evidence 604;

STEP FOUR – OPTIONAL: To Assure That All Participants Understand the Role of the Interpreter, the Court Should Consider Reading the Following Language at the Start of a Court or Jury Trial;

STEP 5: Interpreter Jury Instruction and Use of Two Interpreters;

STEP 6: Seven Judicial Tips on How to Maximize the Use and Effectiveness of a Courtroom Interpreter.

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Pendleton Update 14-5

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