Local Rules of Court


RULE 21 - Request for Interpreter

In a criminal or civil case, the party requesting a court appointed interpreter or translator shall make a written request to the court at least three (3) days before the date of the trial or hearing. The request shall state the specific language required and any dialect, if applicable. The court may waive the written request requirement. Upon receiving the request, the court will determine if an interpreter or translator is necessary. The expenses for the interpreter or translator in a civil case shall be taxed as part of the costs allowed to the prevailing party, unless otherwise directed by the court. In a criminal case, the interpreter or translator expenses shall be paid out of the court general fund.