California GC68560 Amendments Effective 01/01/2015

Here’s a boiled down version of what interpreters will be saying on the record all over California court and deposition proceedings. It’s the result of legislation AB 2370 (Chau) co-sponsored by IGA and CFI to amend the code to include putting our certification credentials on the record.

Interpreters’ Deposition Quick Reference:

As of January 1, 2015 California Government Code §68560 contains the following:

(h) In a deposition where a judge is not present… a certified or registered interpreter shall state all of the following for the record: His or her qualifications, including his or her name and certification or registration number.

(2) A statement that the interpreter’s oath was administered to him or her or that he or she has an oath on file with the court.

(3) A statement that he or she has presented to both parties the interpreter certification or registration badge issued to him or her by the Judicial Council or other documentation that verifies his or her certification or registration accompanied by photo identification.

Here’s an example:

“My name is Jane Doe and I am a state certified judicial interpreter for the Klingon language, my certification number is 123456, I’ve been sworn-in and all parties may examine my badge.”

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