Immigrants in Courts by Joanne I. MooreImmigrants in Courts by Joanne I. Moore

Immigrants in Courts

EditorJoanne I. Moore, Margaret FisherForeword byJames M. Dolliver

Paperback | February 1, 1999

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Hundreds of thousands of immigrants enter the United States each year, and the number appearing in U.S. courts is rising in many states. Immigrants in Courts addresses their access to justice in the United States and the procedural obstacles they face. Immigrants? cultural and linguistic dilemmas in court are explored through their words and the reports of judges, attorneys, and court interpreters. Techniques for responding to the problem are examined in this readable and informative text.

Immigrants in Courts provides judges, court staff, and advocates with ready information about the legal and cultural systems under which many immigrants grew up. Legal experts discuss the legal systems of four countries--China, Mexico, Russia, and Vietnam--and of the Muslim world. They explore not only how the law appears on the books but how the general population of a country perceives its legal system and how perceptions affect expectations in the new country.

Title:Immigrants in CourtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 1 × 1 × 0.69 inPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

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ISBN - 10:0295977809

ISBN - 13:9780295977805

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Table of Contents

Foreword / Justice James M. Dolliver Preface / Joanne I. Moore

Introduction / Judge Paul J. DeMuniz1. Speaking of Culture: Immigrants in the American Legal System2. Interpreters in Court Proceedings, by Joanne I. Moore and Judge Ron A. Mamiya 3. Immigration Information for Criminal Cases in State Courts, by Norton Tooby 4. Law and Legal Culture in China, by Pitman B. Potter 5. Mexican Immigrants in Courts, by Juan-Vincente Palerm, Bobby R. Vincent, Kathryn Vincent 6. The Shari?a: Islamic Law: What Muslims in the United States Have in Common, by M. Cherif Bassiouni 7. Middle Easterners in American Courts, by Mosabi Hamed and Joanne I. Moore 8. The Russian Federation, by Antti Korkeakivi and Maria Zolotukhina 9. Vietnamese Immigrants in American Courts, by Tai Van Ta 10. Application: Presiding Over Cases Involving Immigrants, by Judge Paul J. DeMuniz and Joanne I. Moore

Appendix 1: Summary of Survey Results Appendix 2: Translated Explanations of Important Legal Concepts Appendix 3: Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters Appendix 4: Providing Information about the Law to Immigrants Appendix 5: Immigration Status and Battered Immigrants Appendix 6: More Information on Immigration Consequences

Notes Contributors Index

Editorial Reviews

Washington State judges are vitally interested in the topics covered in Immigrants in Courts. The issues at stake affect immigrants all over the country in a similar manner. The blend of scholarly analysis and practical application should make this book an attractive text for college or law school classes, a reference book for judges and attorneys, and a compelling book for anyone with an interest in immigrants. - Justice James M. Dolliver, Washington Supreme Court