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Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedAdministrative Procedures of the Court of Justice

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Administrative Procedures of the Court of Justice
Part XVIII. Application of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Sworn Proceedings Interpreters
Administrative Procedures, AP XVIII, Canon 5
AP XVIII, Canon 5 Sworn proceedings interpreters shall protect and uphold all confidential, privileged, or otherwise private information obtained during the course of their official duties. Sworn proceedings interpreters shall not derive personal profit or advantage from any such information acquired while acting in a professional capacity.

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HISTORY: Adopted by Order 2017-16, eff. 1-1-18

Editors' Notes

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Sworn proceedings interpreters must refrain from repeating or disclosing confidential, privileged, or otherwise private information obtained during the course of their official duties with the Court of Justice. Facilitating confidential, privileged, or otherwise private communication between attorneys and their clients is not considered an official duty of the sworn proceedings interpreter. All such communication must take place through the use of a private linguistic expert as defined in the Kentucky Court of Justice Language Access Plan and Procedures (AP Part IX).
In the event a sworn proceedings interpreter becomes aware of information that suggests imminent harm to someone or relates to a crime being committed during the course of the proceedings, the sworn proceedings-interpreter should immediately disclose the information to an appropriate authority within the judiciary who is not involved in the proceeding and seek advice in regard to the potential conflict in professional responsibility.
Administrative Procedures, AP XVIII, Canon 5, KY ST ADMIN P AP XVIII, Canon 5
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2020.
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