11 Nov What Would You Have Done?
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After months of investigation, the case finally made it into the courtroom. The defendants were assembled all together, and the presiding judge was questioning them one by one. After some time, the interpreter, who was positioned close to where the defendants were being held, interrupted the proceeding and informed the Court that the defendants were sharing the answers among themselves. The lawyers immediately rose to their feet and complained about the interpreter’s interference. The presiding judge ordered the defendants be held separately from then on.
Would you have done the same if you were the interpreter in this case?
- Yes, right there and then.
2. Yes, but would have called for a side bar.
3. No. Not my responsibility.
4. No. After some time the judge will realize what is going on.