2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 1 - General Provisions
Section 34-1-7 - [Appointment of interpreters and translators.]

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 34-1-7 (2021)

The courts may, from time to time, appoint interpreters and translators to interpret the testimony of witnesses, and to translate any writing necessary to be translated in such courts or causes therein.

History: Kearny Code, Practice of Law in Civil Suits, § 17; C.L. 1865, ch. 29, § 15; C.L. 1884, § 1849; C.L. 1897, § 2898; Code 1915, § 1359; C.S. 1929, § 34-106; 1941 Comp., § 16-106; 1953 Comp., § 16-1-6.


Cross references. — For employment of interpreters in district courts, see 34-6-19 NMSA 1978.

For interpreter responsibilities, see 23-111 NMRA.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — Competency of interpreter in court proceedings, 172 A.L.R. 923.

Disqualification, for bias, of one offered as interpreter of testimony, 6 A.L.R.4th 158.

Presence of unauthorized persons during state grand jury proceedings as affecting indictment, 23 A.L.R.4th 397.

Ineffective assistance of counsel: use or nonuse of interpreter at prosecution of foreign language speaking defendant, 79 A.L.R.4th 1102.

21 C.J.S. Courts § 110.

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