For judges

Working with interpreters

Practical tips for working with interpreters

Limited English proficiency

In all criminal and civil proceedings

Other considerations

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A qualified interpreter

Court interpreter code of ethics

Recommended practices

Guides for courts and court staff on specific interpreter issues (all in PDF Adobe PDF format)

Colloquy to clarify interpreter's role

Recommended: "We will have an interpreter assist us through these proceedings. The interpreter is here only to interpret the proceedings and to enable us to communicate with each other. The interpreter is not a party in this case, has no interest in this case, does not take sides and is not allowed to give legal advice or any other assistance."

Interpreter's oath

"Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will interpret truly, accurately, completely, and impartially."

Judicial mannerisms that making interpreting difficult (four videos)

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