CJA394-week3: Court System

Apr 22nd, 2015
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The court system today faces many challenges from setting court dates, to dealing with an ever increase in individuals who do not speak English. Accurately translating English to one’s home language during court proceedings requires the use of a language proficient individual within the judicial process. It is most common to encounter a misconception that if one is bilingual then they have the ability to interpret and by nature translate complex court documents, meanings, and options.

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Steven GriffithsCJA394Troy HokansonUniversity of Phoenix18 MAR 13The court system today faces many challenges from setting court dates, to dealing with an everincrease in individuals who do not speak English. Accurately translating English to ones home languageduring court proceedings requires the use of a language proficient individual within the judicial process.It is most common to encounter a misconception that if one is bilingual then they have the ability tointerpret and by nature translate complex court documents, meanings, and options. The reality of theissue is that the demands of the court system needing interpreters is especially complex, requiring a vastknowledge of no less than two languages and a detailed training regime in language interpretation.According to Klaus 1997: The demands of courtroom discourse on a person's linguistic resources differvastly from those of the environment in which many people in this country have become bilingual. In atypical family, whether immigrant or not, members usually don't discuss "indictments," "waivers,""felonies" or "conspiracies." Yet these are common terms in court discourse. Individuals may learn thesete

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