Court interpreter costs now recoverable in CA

Earlier this week, Governor Brown signed AB 1403 which contains a provision that allows prevailing indigent parties to recover court interpreter costs when represented by an IOLTA-qualified legal services provider.  Specifically, this part of AB 1403 amends California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1033.5(a) by adding to the list of recoverable costs the following:  “(12) Court interpreter fees for a qualified court interpreter authorized by the court for an indigent person represented by a qualified legal services project, as defined by Section 6213 of the Business and Professions Code.”