It’s important to know all the applicable Rules (not just your Uncle’s).
Judge: A Certified Deaf Interpreter? So you are saying you don’t have the skill to interpret for this witness? Because I don’t see how bringing another Hearing Impaired person into this will help.
Interpreter: Your honor the court requested my presence and qualified me as an expert in interpreting because I am fantastic at what I do. There is no question regarding my skill, I am the expert you want. As stated in Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence my “specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue.”
It is my expert opinion that my even my formidable skill will not bridge the current gap to effective communication without the presence of a CDI, a person who possesses the expertise in bridging just such a communication gap. Thus, I renew my request for a CDI and will be happy to provide the court with resource on finding one.
It’s your Uncle Dale. I just finished a conversation with a follower of the blog regarding numbering of the Rules. She is absolutely charming and absolutely right; Rules 61 and 62 are more corollaries to Rule 60 than stand alone Rules.
Thus, I have determined to institute the following change in numbering:
Rule 61 will become Rule 60.1 and Rule 62 will become Rule 60.2 and for structural purposes that means Rule 63 will become Rule 61.
I apologize if this disrupts your day or throws off any on-going discussions or wagering.
ps Another follower of the blog just pointed out that I also have two Rule 18’s… sigh soooooo all the numbers will change… just a little. so. How are you?
Every mental health interpreter knows that moment, when you are trying to figure out if the “communication issue” is happening in your head or in the client’s head.
“Things interpreters may think, but probably should not say (an on-going series)”
See Rule 61:
Your Honor, please, just say Deaf. He knows he’s Deaf.
(in through nose, out through mouth annnnd inner peace)
Check your zipper.
Or if a zipper is not the issue,
Make sure your skirt is not caught in the back of your panties.
Sometimes 90% of your job is to stay out of the way. But when your 10% comes up it is as important as all the other 90%
Language differences-yours to interpret.
Cultural differences-yours to mediate.
This weird interpersonal dynamic thing going on between the hearing and Deaf client-SO not your problem!