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Fifth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Quinto Distrito Judicial

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LR5-1003. Interpreters.

In criminal and children's court cases it shall be the duty of an attorney representing any non-English speaking party or who calls a non-English speaking witness or needs a sign language interpreter to promptly and diligently inquire into and ascertain such matter and when known to counsel to immediately advise the district court clerk's office and the assigned judge before whom the case is pending of such fact and of the need for an interpreter, but in no event not less than five (5) working days prior to the time of hearing or trial before the court so that adequate arrangements can be made for the presence of a qualified interpreter.

[Approved, effective April 1, 1999.]

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