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The Interpreter Code of Ethics is codified as Supreme Court Rule 63.
The full code is found at www.courts.state.wi.us.
Hon. Elsa Lamelas, Michigan 1978, is
a Milwaukee County circuit court judge. She is cochair of the Committee
to Improve Interpreting and Translation in Wisconsin Courts. English is
her second language.
The author is grateful to Marcia Vandercook, Office of Court
Operations, who staffed the committee and identified most supporting
authority found in the accompanying article.
Finally, the courts provide a Court Interpreter Links page at www.courts.state.wi.us.
This page is a useful starting point to access diverse sites such as the
Consortium for State Court Interpreter Certification, the Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), and many others.