Become a Member
Join CFI to enjoy member benefits such as discounted registration for CIMCE events, a listing in the referral directory and more.
Bargaining Unit - California court interpreter employee
To enjoy full membership privileges and vote as a union member, you must sign up to be a member. Just the fact that you become an employee and pay dues does not automatically make you a member. Member dues are collected through payroll deductions, and payment of dues or fair share fees is a condition of employment under our contracts. If dues or fair share fees are not being deducted from your paycheck contact us with any questions.
Freelance - Independent contractor
Must have an industry credential such as California Court Certified/Registered, Federal Court, Medical, ATA, Consortium. Note that members must be certified or registered with the Judicial Council of California to be listed in our referral directory. Annual dues are $150, currently discounted to $50 until further notice. Membership expires 12 months from date dues are paid.
Associate - Supporter
Interpreter without credential, student, supporter, or organization. Cannot vote in CFI elections. Annual dues are $50, currently discounted to $25 until further notice. Membership expires 12 months from date dues are paid.
Benefits of Membership
As a freelance or employee member of CFI, you enjoy discounts on continuing education seminars and conferences, stay informed with news on legislative efforts, professional developments, and labor issues… and get work from your listing in the referral directory.
Additional benefits are available to members through our parent union, Communications Workers of America (CWA). These include discounts, scholarships, training and more.
CFI member dues are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Additional contributions may be deductible as a business expense. Consult with your tax advisor for more detailed information.