Court Interpreter

Court Interpreter


a participant in the legal process who has command of languages the knowledge of which is necessary for the investigation and trying of a case in court.

In the USSR the Constitution (art. 159) provides for participation by a court interpreter in the legal process. This participation is mandatory if any one of the persons involved in the case does not know the language in which the proceedings are being conducted. The rights and duties of a court interpreter are also assigned to a person who understands the signs of the deaf and dumb and who is engaged to participate in a trial where the parties are deaf or dumb.

The court interpreter is appointed by the court, the investigator, or the agency in charge of preliminary investigation in instances provided for by law. The interpreter is paid for performance of his duties. A court interpreter who knowingly makes an incorrect translation is criminally punishable (art. 181 of the RSFSR Criminal Code).

Participation by a court interpreter in legal sessions is one of the guarantees of the exercise of democratic principles in a Soviet trial. Trying a case without a court interpreter in instances where an interpreter is mandatory is grounds for setting aside the judgment or decision of the court.

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An attorney or self-represented litigant substantiating good cause under subdivision (d) shall submit via e-mail, a copy of the verified written declaration with the Court Interpreter Program Office in the Office of the State Courts Administrator.
For soliciting and receiving various sums of money from litigants, a court interpreter in Basilan has been ordered removed from government service by the Supreme Court (SC).
The competency hearing had been delayed several times because of difficulties finding a certified court interpreter who spoke Quechua, a dialect spoken in rural Ecuador.
Instead of being accused of the events in our war, I should be rewarded for all the good things I have done," he said through a court interpreter.
SOLICITORS hit out at the Ministry of Justice yesterday after a court interpreter travelled 564 miles for eight minutes' work.
Baig, a court interpreter, solicitor and taxi driver involved in numerous community groups, had always denied making sexual advances to an 18-year-old female passenger.
All the while a Russian-speaking court interpreter translated the proceedings to her.
Glitter could be seen several times cupping his hand to his ear while trying to listen to the court interpreter.
An attorney, professional court interpreter and translator, Gallegos completed university studies in both Mexico City and Ontario, Canada.
That man used American sign language to communicate with another court interpreter, who then translated it orally in English to the judge.
As a result of its initial research, JDTPP believes that court employees holding the position of Children's Waiting Room Assistant, Collection Officer, Court Administrative Clerk, Court Interpreter, Court Operations Clerk, Courtroom Clerk, Exhibits Custodian, Independent Calendar Clerk, Material Specialist Paralegal, SARMS Coordinator, Senior Court Administrative Clerk, Senior Data Entry Operator, Senior Exhibits Custodian, Senior Material Specialist, Superior Court Worker, Probate Examiner, Probate Investigator, Court Operations Supervisor, Material Supervisor and Senior Court Operations Clerk were subject to similar work environments.
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