Rule 28. Interpreters

Rule 28. Interpreters

The court may appoint an interpreter pursuant to section 3 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 42. Costs associated with an interpreter’s services shall be assessed pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 42.  All interpreter costs not covered by Supreme Court 42 shall be taxed as costs.

Advisory Commission Comment [2013].

Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 42 was revised (effective July 1, 2012) to govern the payment of costs for services of interpreters used in proceedings covered by that rule.  Rule 28 was amended to provide that payment for interpreters’ services is governed by Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 42, but that any such costs not covered by that rule shall be taxed as costs.


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