Thursday, 27 February 2020
ACT Courts and Tribunal interpreter protocols
The ACT Supreme Court, ACT Magistrates Court, and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) have developed a Protocol to guide the use of interpreters in court and tribunal proceedings. The Protocol was developed following work undertaken by the ‘Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity’ which recommended that courts and tribunals implement standards for working with interpreters.
Interpreters play a very important role in court and tribunal hearings, assisting to provide fair and equitable access to justice for those who do not speak English or have hearing or other language difficulties.
The Protocol includes links to key organisations with further information about working with interpreters. This includes educational videos on the Judicial Council of Cultural Diversity’s website.