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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