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Information on interpreters for bankruptcy appeals in district and bankruptcy cases

In a bankruptcy appeal in a district court or a bankruptcy case in bankruptcy court, the parties are responsible for providing interpreter services for court proceedings as well as communications between counsel and the parties.

If adversary proceedings are initiated by a United States agency such as:

  •  the U.S. Trustee (UST);
  •  the Internal Revenue Services (IRS);
  •  the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); and
  •  the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (2)

when a party has a hearing impairment (whether or not suffering also from a speech impairment), the Court is responsible for payment of interpreter services.  If interpreter services fall into the two categories above, please notify the court 2-3 weeks prior to the hearing so that interpreter services can be obtained.

Section 341 Meetings of Creditors are not considered to be instituted by the United States, and interpreter services, including the selection of an interpreter and the payment for the services, are the responsibility of the parties.

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