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Attorney as Interpreter: A Return to Babble

Show simple item record Piatt, Bill 2010-03-02T18:56:41Z 2010-03-02T18:56:41Z 1990
dc.identifier.citation 20 N.M. L. Rev. 1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Should an attorney serve as an interpreter for a non-English speaking client in a criminal prosecution? Out of an apparent sense of duty to the court or client, some bilingual attorneys have been willing to assume that role. Moreover, trial courts which have imposed such an obligation upon counsel have generally been upheld on appeal. This article examines the potential harm to the client, counsel, and the administration of justice when an attorney acts as an interpreter for a client in litigation, and suggests that none of these interests are served by an attorney-interpreter. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher New Mexico Law Review
dc.subject Attorney-interpreter en_US
dc.title Attorney as Interpreter: A Return to Babble en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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