January 4, 2013
All About Supreme Court Rule 88
Columbus Bar Interpreting Services (CBIS)
Columbus Bar Interpreting Services is a resource for area courts, attorneys, and other law-related agencies in need of certified and provisionally certified court interpreters available to provide professional, dependable interpreting and translation services.
CBIS, newest of the association’s initiatives, is established to help the legal community comply with Supreme Court of Ohio Rule 88 (effective January 1, 2013). The new rule requires that a Supreme Court of Ohio certified court interpreter be appointed whenever a party to or witness in a legal proceeding cannot readily understand or communicate because of a hearing, speech, or other impairment.
In addition to providing interpreting services, CBIS will monitor the Supreme Court’s requirements for Continuing Education for Certified Interpreters and to begin developing programs that meet those requirements. The Columbus Bar Court Interpreter will also monitor the ongoing interpretation needs of the local courts in order to determine how the CBA can more effectively meet those needs.
For more information, or to schedule an interpreter for a hearing or deposition, contact Shirley Coressel (Shirley@cbalaw.org/614.340.2075).
Criminal Law Committee will meet Wednesday, January 9
Attend the January 9 meeting of the Criminal Law committee (noon to 1:00pm at the Columbus Bar Association) to learn more about Court Interpreters. The speaker is Scott W. Culbert.
CLE Guidance for Compliance to Sup. R. 88
A video replay of the 9/26/12 original program, “Ohio Judges and Lawyers’ Guide to Using Interpreters Under New Sup. R. 88,” can be seen on January 16, 1:30 to 4:45.
Learn the ins and outs of the new mandatory rule for using foreign language and American Sign Language interpreters in court from experts Judge Julia L. Dorrian, Tenth District Court of Appeals; Alvaro DeCola, Interpreter-Attorney; Bruno G. Romero, Program Manager, Interpreter Services, Ohio Supreme Court; and James W. Lewis, trial attorney, Lane Alton & Horst.
The 3.0 CLE hour program includes video vignettes and covers the legal background for the rule, selection of interpreters and other key procedures. The program is CLE Easy Pass eligible. Register online or call 614.221.4112.