Monday, July 3, 2017

NJAC 1:1-14.3 Interpreters; payment

1:1-14.3 Interpreters; payment

   (a) Except as provided in (d) below, any party at his or her own cost may obtain an interpreter if the judge determines that interpretation is necessary.

(b) Taking into consideration the complexity of the issues and communications involved, the judge may require that an interpreter be taken from an official registry of interpreters or otherwise be assured that the proposed interpreter can adequately aid and enable the witness in conveying information to the judge.

(c) The judge may accept as an interpreter a friend or relative of a party or witness, any employee of a State or local agency, or other person who can provide acceptable interpreter assistance.

(d) In cases requiring the appointment of a qualified interpreter for a hearing impaired person pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:1-69.7 et seq., the administrative law judge shall appoint an interpreter from the official registry of interpreters. The fee for the interpreter shall be paid by the transmitting agency.

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