Supreme Court adopts new and amended rules governing court interpreters
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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, click "Court Rules & Forms,” then "Recent Amendments & New Iowa Court Rules,” or click here.