AL Rules for Interpreters - Pursuant to Ala Code(1975...

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Pursuant to Ala. Code (1975) § 15-1-3, the interpreter, upon appointment, “shall swear under oath that he or she will render a true and clear interpretation to the best of his or her skill and judgment. In addition to Ala. Code (1975) § 15-1-3 that applies to all criminal and juvenile court proceedings, Rule 604 of the Alabama Rules of Evidence addresses an interpreter’s expert qualifications and requires the interpreter to give affirmation for making a true interpretation. Also, Rule 43(f) of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure addresses foreign language interpreters requested in civil proceedings. Interpreters shall interpret completely and accurately. Interpreters shall not alter the meaning of the statements they are interpreting. Interpreters shall not interject personal words, phrases or expressions. Interpreters shall not elaborate or explain the statements they are interpreting. Interpreters shall not correct misstatements, even when a misstatement is an obvious error. (e.g., should a witness answer an
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course SPA 314 taught by Professor Belitafaki during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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