Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Passing Along Terp Costs
Under ADA law, a lawyer (or other business) cannot pass the cost of an interpreter on to the client. If you request an interpreter and he or she would have to pay for those services. The only way around this provision of the law is if the lawyer can prove it would be an undue burden. That is a tough standard to meet because a business cannot simply say the interpreter costs more than I want to spend or the fee exceeds my budget. If it went to court, a judge would take into consideration the balance sheet of the business along with how money is being spent.