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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.762. Cross-assignments for court interpreter employees

(a) Purpose

This rule implements a process for cross-assignment of a court interpreter employed by a superior court under Government Code section 71810(b).

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Definitions

As used in this rule:

(1)"Home court" means the superior court in which the court interpreter is an employee. An employee's home court includes all locations of a superior court within a county.

(2)"Away court" means the superior court to which the court interpreter is temporarily cross-assigned.

(3)"Cross-assignment" means any assignment to perform spoken language interpretation for a superior court other than the interpreter's home court.

(4)"Regional court interpreter coordinator" means an employee of the Administrative Office of the Courts whose duty it is to locate, assign, and schedule available court interpreter employees for courts within and across regions, which are described under Government Code section 71807(a).

(5)"Local court interpreter coordinator" means an employee of a superior court whose duty it is to locate, assign, and schedule available court interpreter employees for his or her court.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(c) Procedure for cross-assignments

(1)Under Government Code section 71804.5(b) a court interpreter employed by a superior court is not permitted to be an employee of more than one superior court. A court interpreter employed by a superior court may not contract with another court, but may accept appointments to provide services to more than one court through cross-assignments.

(2)A superior court may attempt to fill an interpreting assignment with the employee of another court before hiring an independent contract court interpreter.

(3)If a superior court wants to fill an interpreting assignment with the employee of another court, the court must notify the regional court interpreter coordinator to locate an employee of a court within or across regions.

(4)Each local court interpreter coordinator must provide the schedule of each court interpreter employee available for cross-assignment to the regional court interpreter coordinator.

(5)A superior court may adopt additional internal procedures for cross-assigning a court interpreter employee that are not inconsistent with Government Code section 71810 and this rule.

(6)A Regional Court Interpreter Employment Relations Committee may approve alternative procedures for cross-assigning a court interpreter employee that permit the interpreter to directly arrange cross-assignments with an "away" court, provided that the procedures require notice to the regional coordinator.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(d) Payment for cross-assignments

The home court must issue payment to the court interpreter for all cross-assignments, including per diem compensation and mileage reimbursement. The Administrative Office of the Courts will administer funding to the home court for payments associated with cross-assignments.

(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(e) Duties of a court interpreter on cross-assignment

A court interpreter who accepts a cross-assignment is responsible for following the personnel rules of the home court while performing services for the away court.

(f) Superior courts of Ventura and Solano Counties

The superior courts of Ventura and Solano Counties may participate in the procedure for cross-assignments as follows:

(1)The Superior Court of Ventura County may accept or provide interpreters on cross-assignment under the procedures established in Region 1, as defined by Government Code section 71807.

(2)The Superior Court of Solano County may accept or provide interpreters on cross-assignment under the procedures established in Region 2, as defined by Government Code section 71807.

(Subd (f) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 10.762 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.662 effective March 1, 2003.

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