Article VI. Witnesses

Rule 604. Interpreters

An interpreter is subject to the provisions of these rules and applicable statutes relating to qualifications as an expert and the administration of an oath or affirmation to make a true interpretation.

[Amended by order filed December 29, 2005, effective July 1, 2006.]

Advisory Commission Comments

Interpreters must fulfill two requirements: expertise in translating and willingness to swear or affirm. T.C.A. § 24-1-211 details the qualifications of sign language interpreters.

Advisory Commission Comment [2006]

The last word is changed from “translation” to “interpretation.”


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