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

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

Los Angeles, CA -

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Michael Raymond Daymude

Michael Raymond Daymude

Litigation Lawyer - Sherman Oaks, CA

The party that calls the witness pays for the interpreter.

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Jeff Hoang Pham

Jeff Hoang Pham

Litigation Lawyer - Costa Mesa, CA

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

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