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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 4
AP XVIII, Canon 4 Sworn proceedings interpreters shall conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the dignity of the court, observing established protocol, rules, and procedures of interpreting, and of the court. Sworn proceedings interpreters shall be as unobtrusive as possible during any court proceeding.

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

Editors' Notes

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Sworn proceedings interpreters should know and observe the established protocol, rules, and procedures for delivering interpreting services. When speaking in English, sworn proceedings interpreters should speak at a pace and volume that enables them to be heard and understood throughout the courtroom. The sworn proceedings interpreter's presence should be as unobtrusive as possible. Sworn proceedings interpreters should work without drawing undue or inappropriate attention to themselves. Sworn proceedings interpreters should dress in a manner that is consistent with the dignity of the proceedings of the court.
Sworn proceedings interpreters should avoid obstructing the view of any of the individuals involved in the proceedings. Sworn proceedings interpreters who use sign language or other visual modes of communication must, however, be positioned so that hand gestures, facial expressions, and whole body movement are visible to the person for whom they are interpreting.
Sworn proceedings interpreters are encouraged to avoid personal or professional conduct that could discredit the court.
Administrative Procedures, AP XVIII, Canon 4, KY ST ADMIN P AP XVIII, Canon 4
Current with amendments received through January 15, 2020.
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