The Deposition Handbook states the retroactive oath as follows: “Do you solemnly swear that the answers you have given and will give to these questions are the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?…”
Like witnesses, interpreters must be sworn in.
Hear are some standard oaths that can be used to swear in interpreters:
“Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the interpretation you will give in this deposition will be from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English to the best of your ability?”
“Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will interpret accurately, completely and impartially, follow all official guidelines established by this court for legal interpreting or translating, and discharge all of the duties and obligations of legal interpretation and translation?”