California Federation of Interpreters, Local 39000

The labor union and professional association for court interpreters statewide

CFI’s mission is to bring together interpreters _ employees and independent contractors _ of all languages to speak with one voice: the voice of unity. Together we advocate for the interests of the legal interpreting profession and language access. We engage in advocacy on a broad range of issues including professional best practices, training programs and certification standards. Our annual conference is one of the largest gathering of interpreters and offers attendees the required continuing education credits and networking opportunities to professional and aspiring court interpreters.


If you have a labor related question or potential grievance, please contact your local steward. Grievance issues may be time sensitive, so report any issue right away to preserve your rights. Click here for a list of stewards by county.

If there is no steward in your county, please call your local CFI office to be referred to a representative. Click here for contact information. 

To report an incident related to language access or other concerns click the quick link on the right. These incident reports are forwarded to CFI representatives and local stewards.

If you have a continuing education question, please contact our conference and seminar organizers at

The Benefits of Membership

  • Discounts on continuing education seminars and conferences.
  • Email news and updates on legislative efforts, professional development and labor issues.
  • Listing in our referral directory, used by law firms and agencies looking to hire a legal interpreter/translator. 
  • The ability to participate in shaping the future of your profession.
  • Check out for additional benefits available to dues-paying members of TNG-CWA and their families, including discounts on many consumer items and services.
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CFI’s Annual Continuing Education Conference

Mark your calendars for Columbus Day weekend: October 9-11 at The Marriott Oakland City Center.

Get all your participatory credits in one weekend at the largest gathering of court interpreters in the U.S. Each year, the CFI conference offers many workshop choices, attracting top-notch presenters and court interpreters from around the country.

Transportation in and out of the Oakland International Airport is easy. There's also easy access to San Francisco, which is just minutes away on BART.

We’ll see you in Oakland this fall for another great event.

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