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Effectively communicating through interpreters in the courtroom is a complicated matter. However, you will enhance the quality of communication by becoming aware of the rules surrounding interpreter usage, as well as simple steps that you can take to successfully communicate through interpreters.  This section is designed to provide the legal community a centralized resource for applicable statutes, court rules, and other resources. 

Minnesota Statutes:

  • For use, appointment and qualification of court interpreters in civil proceedings, see Minn. Stat. §§ 546.42, 546.43, 546.44
  • For use, appointment and qualification of court interpreters in criminal proceedings, see Minn. Stat. §§ 611.31, 611.32, 611.33

Minnesota Court Rules:

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