Administrative Order 05-1: In the Matter of the Implementation of Idaho Court Administrative Rule (I.C.A.R.) 52, Policy Declaration Relating to Court Interpreters

Whereas, the Idaho Supreme Court has amended Rule 52, I.C.A.R. with regard to the appointment and utilization of court interpreters, and

Whereas, it is necessary to establish local procedures to implement this rule;

It Is Therefore Ordered that the Interpreter Coordinator in Canyon County, or the Trial Court Administrator in the Coordinator’s absence, shall be the court’s designee to appoint an interpreter for any court proceeding in which an interpreter is required.  All such appointments shall be made in accordance with the priority set forth in Rule 52, I.C.A.R.  The Interpreter Coordinator shall maintain documentation to justify the use of any non-certified interpreter for court proceedings.  All interpreters serving for the first time as a court interpreter shall take the prescribed oath which shall be maintained by either the Interpreter Coordinator or Trial Court Administrator.

It Is Further Ordered that in those counties without an interpreter coordinator position that the Clerk of the District Court, or other court employee designated by the Clerk, shall be the court’s designee to appoint an interpreter for any court proceeding in which an interpreter is required. All such appointments shall be made in accordance with the priority set forth in Rule 52, I.C.A.R.  The Clerk or designee shall maintain documentation to justify the use of any non-certified interpreter for court proceedings. All interpreters serving for the first time as a court interpreter shall take the prescribed oath which shall be maintained by the Clerk of the District Court.

Dated this 23rd day of February, 2005.

Signed by James C. Morfitt, Administrative District Judge


 

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