District Local Rule Crim 28.1 (Criminal)
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(a)  Courtroom Proceedings. Only officially designated interpreters may interpret official courtroom proceedings. Regardless of the presence of a private interpreter, such official interpreter must interpret all proceedings in the courtroom.

(b)  Out-of-Court Proceedings. Official interpreters shall also be available when needed to interpret at interviews between the attorney and his or her non-English-speaking client.

(c)  Compensation for Interpreters. Attorneys appointed by the Court may claim up to the maximum allowed by the Criminal Justice Act in interpreter fees and be reimbursed, provided they attach all pertinent interpreter bills to said voucher.

Interpreters are compensated in accordance with the policies and the Fee Schedule established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.


Fed. R. Crim. P. 28