The mercy of the court often when it comes to having sight of those ahead of time researching relevant information the opportunity of knowing what some elements of the trial are going to be prior to them prior prior to you facing them will give you the opportunity to research upfront and I I’m thinking particularly in cases where the expression of medical procedures or physical injuries is taking place.
So for example a brain injury might be discussed by an expert witness and they might go to great very great detail physiologically and it will really serve the interpreting team if they have been able to research that ahead of time so that they can most effectively render those elements into the target visual language ideally the interpreting team should meet with the judge and with counsel prior to embarking.
The trial often judges and counsels have not been involved with cases involving deaf parties previously and they will not have thought of a number of different things that we just automatically know to consider and so it’s always useful to to have these Pennsylvania Bankruptcy meetings if it’s all possible sometimes it’s not possible sometimes judges just don’t make themselves available ahead of time.
If they are open to it then grab the opportunity if you possibly can and just on that point there is a really useful document which you can find on a website called The Advocate advocates gateway if you look at the advocates toolkit this is a website aimed at barristers there is an advocates toolkit number which is advice to barristers on how to prepare for interviewing a person who is deaf and this is a really useful document not only for you guys to read but also to pass on to solicitors and barristers ahead of a trial or during a trial.
If you come up against difficulties because it’s quite a thorough document which has been which was advised upon by members of our profession so I definitely suggest that you have a look at it and really make use of it and spread it around any barristers and judges that you come into contact with obviously interpreters need to assist with the resolution of seating sight lines lighting and any audio-visual needs within the court often.