The Iowa Supreme Court
approved new Iowa court rules Dec. 4 that govern court interpreters. The
changes include 16 new or amended rules to Chapter 47, Court Interpreter and
Translator Rules, and a number of amendments to the canons in Chapter 48, Code
of Professional Conduct for Judicial Branch Interpreters.
All changes will be in
effect July 1, 2015. In the order, the court recognized the time and attention
the new rules and procedures will require from judges, attorneys, interpreters
and court personnel which is why the court issued the new rules far in advance
of the effective date.
To view a full list of the
amendments, visit www.iowacourts.gov,
click "Court Rules & Forms,” then "Recent Amendments & New Iowa Court
Rules,” or click here.