Rule 43. Taking Testimony
(a) In Open Court. At trial, the witnesses’ testimony must be taken in open court unless provided otherwise by applicable law. For good cause in compelling circumstances and with appropriate safeguards, the court may permit testimony in open court by contemporaneous transmission from a different location.
(b) Affirmation Instead of an Oath. When these rules require an oath, a solemn affirmation suffices.
(c) Evidence on a Motion. When a motion relies on facts outside the record, the court may hear the matter on affidavits or may hear it wholly or partly on oral testimony or on depositions.
(d) Interpreter. The court may appoint an interpreter of its choosing; fix reasonable compensation to be paid from funds provided by law or by one or more parties; and tax the compensation as costs.
Advisory Committee Note—2019 Amendment
The amendments generally conform Rule 43 to the federal rule. Rule 43(d) should work in harmony with NRS Chapters 1 and 50 and any other state law governing interpreters.