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Title: Court Interpretation: Model Guides for Policy and Practice in the State Courts
Author(s): W E Hewitt
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 255
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
State Justice Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: SJI-91-12A-B-087
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89656-146-1; R-167
Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the nature and scope of management problems related to language interpretation services in the State courts; describes responses at the courtroom, local, State, and national levels; and presents a model court interpreter law.
Abstract: The analysis concludes that the cost of improving the quality of interpreter services is a crucial issue and that for most courts, the problems related to interpreter services are beyond affordable solution at the individual trial court level due to inadequate expertise and financial capacity. Therefore, creative policy and management strategies, the willingness to undertake a long-term initiative, and a pragmatic attitude about achieving a balance between optimum and wholly unsatisfactory services are required to make progress. The discussion notes that court interpretation services are especially well suited to resource and service sharing regionally, statewide, interstate, and where appropriate, across courts of State and Federal jurisdiction. Charts, resource lists, and suggested readings
Main Term(s): State courts
Index Term(s): Interpreter Services; Languages
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