A pro se party needing an interpreter or counsel for a party needing an interpreter shall notify the Clerk of the District Court of the need for an interpreter no less than 10 days prior to any hearing at which a non-English-speaking party or witness is to testify. Such notice shall specify whether an interpreter is needed for one of the parties and/or one or more witnesses. It is not permissible for the parties to use a friend or relative as an interpreter. The cost for an interpreter is not assessed to the parties.
Rule 11-12 approved April 25, 2012.