How do you arrange an interpreter for Court?
Depending on your language skills it may be necessary to organise for the Court to provide an interpreter.If the client is in prison then you can either arrange a telecourt hearing or a gaol order. To arrange an interpreter for Court generally means contacting the appropriate person at the Magistrates’ Court who will then organise the interpreter.
In the County Court the person who will generally arrange an interpreter for Court is the OPP. On an appeal they may say that they will not do so but they should and generally can be convinced that they should do so. The Charter states that an accused should have an interpreter.
A telecourt hearing means that they stay at the prison and they attend the proceeding by appearing on a videolink.
A gaol order makes sure that the prison brings the person to Court.