Workshop Description: Interpreting for Competence to Stand Trial Assessments. The significance of linguistic deprivation is increasingly being recognized. Perhaps nowhere is that more important than in the assessment of competence to stand trial. These assessments are conducted by mental health professionals who may have limited experience with individuals who are deaf and use sign language. This workshop will look at the unique demands of this situation at the intersection of legal and mental health interpreting. Particular emphasis will be on the use of the MacArthur and FIT-R assessment tools.