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(735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.

735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 14

    (735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 14 heading)
Part 14. Interpreters

735 ILCS 5/8-1401

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1401) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1401)
    Sec. 8-1401. Language interpreter. Interpreters may be sworn truly to interpret, when necessary.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1402

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1402) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1402)
    Sec. 8-1402. Accommodation for hearing disability. Whenever any deaf person is a party to any legal proceeding of any nature, or a juror or witness therein, the court in all instances shall appoint a qualified interpreter of the deaf sign-language to interpret the proceedings to and the testimony of such deaf person. In the case of a deaf juror, the interpreter shall be available throughout the actual trial and may accompany and communicate with such juror throughout any period during which the jury is sequestered or engaged in its deliberations. Accommodations shall be made in accordance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 so that a qualified individual with a hearing disability may participate as a party, witness, juror, or spectator in any legal proceeding. The court shall determine and allow a reasonable fee for all services provided under this Section which shall be paid out of general county funds.
(Source: P.A. 91-381, eff. 1-1-00.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1403

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1403)
    Sec. 8-1403. Interpreters for civil cases.
    (a) Whenever any person is a party or witness in a civil action in this State, the court shall, upon its own motion or that of a party, determine whether the person is capable of understanding the English language and is capable of expressing himself or herself in the English language so as to be understood directly by counsel, court, or jury. If the court finds the person incapable of so understanding or so expressing himself or herself, the court shall appoint an interpreter for the person whom he or she can understand and who can understand him or her. All appointments for court interpreters in civil matters shall be pursuant to the Illinois Supreme Court Language Access Policy and the judicial circuit's Language Access Plan that is appropriate for the demands and resources specific to the Illinois courts within that particular circuit.
    (b) The court shall enter an order of its appointment of the interpreter who shall be sworn to truly interpret or translate all questions propounded or answers given as directed by the court.
    (c) As used in this Section, "interpreter" includes a sign language interpreter.
(Source: P.A. 99-133, eff. 1-1-16.)