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Violations of Interpreter Ethics
Violations of Interpret Ethics
The consequences of violating the code of ethics as it applies to interpreters can be grave. Nonetheless, and unfortunately, the fact of the matter is ethical violations do occur in the language industry. These instances raise concerns about the rigidity of the qualifications for becoming an interpreter and perhaps point to certification as a requirement in the future. Here are some examples of interpreters that have committed ethical violations within the past few years:
-Last month, a Spanish-language interpreter was accused of soliciting bribes from the people she was interpreting for, allegedly claiming she would use the money to bribe immigration officials. If convicted could see up to 20 years in prison.
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At Language Associates we pride ourselves in being ethical when performing interpreting or translation services. Our staff is experienced and ethical and follow the code of ethics everyday! For more information about Language Associates: