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      CCP 192.2     

  

Art. 192.2. Appointment of interpreter for non-English-speaking persons

            A. If a non-English-speaking person who is a principal party in interest or a witness in a proceeding before the court has requested an interpreter, a judge shall appoint, after consultation with the non-English-speaking person or his attorney, a competent interpreter to interpret or to translate the proceedings to him and to interpret or translate his testimony.

            B. The court shall order payment to the interpreter for his services at a fixed reasonable amount, and that amount shall be paid out of the appropriate court fund, except as provided in Paragraph C of this Article. The amount paid out of the fund may be taxed by the court as costs of court to be reimbursed to the fund.

            C. In a proceeding alleging abuse under R.S. 46:2134 et seq., an interpreter if necessary shall be appointed prior to a rule to show cause hearing.

            Acts 2008, No. 882, §1; Acts 2019, No. 406, §1, eff. June 20, 2019.



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