Interpreter fees

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    Payment rules

    Legal Aid Queensland will pay reasonable fees for an accredited interpreting service when a client needs an interpreter for:

    • an interview
    • a telephone or on-site conference
    • court proceedings when the court does not provide such a service.

    Prior approval must be sought before costs are incurred.

    Legal Aid Queensland will not pay for interpreters fees if this cost is borne by the court, refer to:

    In criminal law matters where an accredited interpreter has been engaged for the purposes of interviewing the client, practitioners are entitled to claim a fee at each stage of proceedings for additional preparation. (CINT)

    Audit requirements

    Copies of all receipts must be attached to and submitted with the electronic proforma invoice.

    Last updated 15 March 2016