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Interpreting in Legal Settings

Interpreting in Legal Settings

National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Standard Practice Paper (pdf file)

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators

NAJIT is a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of the court interpreting and legal translation profession.

The Interpreter's Code of Ethics and The Role of the Interpreter in the Courtroom

In this 45-minute VHS video, Holly Mikkelson provides a point-by-point explanation of the model Interpreter's Code of Ethics developed by the National Center for State Courts and explores many of the ethical issues that face court interpreters on a daily basis. Included with the video is a 30-page booklet that contains the model Code of Ethics and a copy of Holly’s article "Professional Ethics and the Role of the Court Interpreter."

Judicial Council of California Court Interpreters Program

This Website contains information for courts on locating qualified interpreters, information for interpreters on how to maintain their certification or registration status, and the vital role that the Judicial Council's Court Interpreters Advisory Panel plays in enhancing our system of justice.

Interpreting for the Miranda Warnings

by Glenn J. Sheprow
This paper is a brief history behind the use of the Miranda Warning and the necessity for qualified interpreters during a police interrogation. It is geared toward the aspiring interpreter who may be under the misconception that interpreting is the same in every setting. It will also pertain to those interpreters who are interested in working in the legal setting.

Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Ordering information and excerpt from book about interpreting competence

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