The Indiana Court Interpreter Program is the result of an interim recommendation made to the Supreme Court by the Indiana Commission on Race and Gender Fairness. At the request of the Supreme Court, in 2000, the Indiana General Assembly funded the Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Race and Gender Fairness to investigate ways to improve... More about the Program »
The decision to appoint an interpreter is a very important task for judicial officers. There is a need for a higher degree of coordination and uniformity regarding interpretation in courtrooms. Therefore, judicial officers must be provided with a uniform guide regarding working with court interpreters during court proceedings.
The Division of State Court Administration has developed a bench card for judicial officers to reference while presiding in court proceedings. The bench card titled “Working with Interpreters” provides a concise step-by-step guide for judicial officers to reference when appointing court interpreters.