Petitioner Caballero didn’t speak English and wanted an interpreter for his small claims proceedings. The justice court denied his request on the ground that he wasn’t disabled under NRS 50.050.2 The Supreme Court held that the justice court had an inherent power to allow a volunteer interpreter or appoint one in the alternative if justice demands it. Further, the Supreme Court held that the justice court had an express power of appointment under JCRCP 43(f).3 The Supreme Court therefore issued a write of mandamus ordering the district court’s order vacated and remanding the issue to justice court for consideration.
Rhyn, Jerald Van, "Summary of Caballero v. Dist. Ct., 123 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 34" (2007). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 477.