California Government Code

Sec. § 68564


The Judicial Council shall adopt rules and standards to implement this article and shall establish the following:

(a)

Standards for determining the need for a court interpreter in particular cases.

(b)

Standards for ensuring a court interpreter’s understanding of the legal and technical terminology and procedures used in the courts.

(c)

Procedures for certified interpreters to establish their qualifications on the court record, pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 68561.

(d)

Procedures and guidelines for determining good cause to appoint an interpreter for a language designated by the Judicial Council who is not certified, and for qualifying such an interpreter, pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 68561.

(e)

Procedures and guidelines for qualifying an interpreter for a language not designated by the Judicial Council, pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 68561.

(f)

Rules, standards, and legal forms for establishing on the record an interpreter’s qualifications, and for establishing on the record the court’s efforts to obtain a certified court interpreter if the court proposes using an interpreter who is not a certified court interpreter.

(g)

A procedure for Judicial Council and local court review of each court interpreter’s skills and for reporting to the certification entity the results of the review.
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Jun. 6, 2016