Guidelines for Legal Settings

The Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity (JCCD) has developed Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals, to promote optimal practices for Australian courtrooms. AUSIT strongly encourages anyone working with interpreters in a courtroom setting to familiarise themselves with these Standards, below. Other guidelines, specifically for lawyers, judges and officers communicating legal rights can also be found below.

Further resources specific to State jurisdictions (NSW, SA) are available:

People working with interpreters in family violence settings are encouraged to read the Victorian Royal Commission Report into Family Violence, Report and Recommendations, 2017:

A number of videos are available to assist and prepare people who will be working with translators and interpreters in legal settings:

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