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Interpreter Training at the Multi-Cultural Center


MCC interpreters participate in mandatory orientation and Code of Ethics session. Code of Conduct for interpreters in South Dakota judiciary Rule 13-05 was ordered and adapted in February 2013. Code of Conduct applies to all interpreters.

  • Accuracy and Completeness: The ethical responsibility of the interpreter to interpret accurately and completely without altering omitting, or adding anything to the meaning of what is said.


  • Representation of Qualification: It is essential that interpreters present a complete and truthful account of their training, certifications, and experience prior to appointments.


  • Impartiality and Avoidance of Conflict of Interest: Interpreters should avoid any behavior that presents the appearance of favoritism toward anyone.


  • Professional Demeanor: Interpreters should know and observe the established protocol, rules, and procedures for delivering interpreting services.


  • Confidentiality: Interpreters must protect and uphold the confidentiality of all privileged information obtained during the course of their duties.


  • Restriction of Public Comment: Interpreters should not discuss their assignments with anyone other than persons who have a formal duty associated with the case.


MCC interpreters receive training in professional development, dynamics of cross-cultural communication, different modes of interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation), medical terminology and practice, and legal/court terminology and practice.