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Rules of the Court

Request for Interpreter

(A) Interpreters. In a civil or criminal case, when interpretive services are needed, the attorney or party shall make a written request seven (7) days before the scheduled hearing. The request shall state the specific language required and any dialect, if applicable. The Court will then arrange for an interpreter to attend the hearing. The expenses for the interpreter or translator in a civil case shall be taxed as costs. In a criminal case, the interpreter or translator’s expenses shall be paid out of the Court’s General Fund. The requesting party’s failure to appear at the hearing may result in that party being held responsible for payment of the interpreter’s fees. If a matter that has an interpreter scheduled must be continued less than 48 hours before the hearing, the continuing party may be held responsible for payment of the interpreter’s fees, subject to the Court’s discretion.