Which party in a civil lawsuit pays for interpreter for a witness at trial?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

Does plaintiff or defendant pay for interpreter needed for a foreign language speaking witness?

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  1. Michael Raymond Daymude

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    Answered . The party that calls the witness pays for the interpreter.

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  2. Jeff Hoang Pham

    Contributor Level 12

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    Answered . I concur with Mr. Daymude---the party calling the witness would bear the cost of the interpreter.

    The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended, and should not be construed, as legal... more

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