Arrange an Interpreter
Interpreters make sure people who have difficulty understanding or speaking English or deaf and hard of hearing persons can understand court proceedings, and that those present in court can understand testimony that is given.
The court provides interpreters for:
- All criminal proceedings
- Family proceedings in provincial court
- Traffic court and Municipal bylaw proceedings
The court also provides visual language interpreters (American Sign Language) and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation - captioning services) for any court proceeding.
If you need an interpreter, please advise the registry as soon as possible.
You must provide your own interpreter for any other court related activities. Get help finding an interpreter:
- Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia
- Mosaic BC
- The Yellow Pages (under “translators and interpreters”)