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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Language Access hearing in LA focuses on funding, judicial discretion

The second public hearing to create a language access plan for courts statewide _ which included CFI President Ariel Torrone as a panelist _ focused on funding for expanded interpreter services.

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014

CFI president to participate at 2nd language access hearing in LA

CFI President Ariel Torrone will be among the panelists in Los Angeles at Tuesday’s public hearing on developing a language access plan for California courts.

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Open letter from Camille T. Taiara

To:          The Newspaper Guild president Bernie Lunzer; the Executive Committee of the Pacific Media Workers Guild Local 39521; and – most importantly – its Representative Assembly, unit officers as well as our sisters and brothers in the media workers’ and non-CFI interpreter units of our Local From:    Camille T. Taiara, member of the Local I am […]

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Last update for February…

Finally a Friday and finally some rain for California!  I hope you’re all staying warm and dry.  It’s been a very eventful and long week so my update is going out a little later than usual.  It all started in San Diego last weekend and will end tomorrow at our Santa Fe Springs office with […]

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Region 1 Updates

A compilation of the latest Region 1 news.

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Region 3 VRI Plans Unveiled

CFI’s statewide committee on Video Remote Interpreting is disappointed but not surprised with the proposal from Region 3 for implementing VRI.

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

An Update from TTIG

TTIG Unit Chair Angie Birchfield: Hello Colleagues! I wanted to update you on the latest TTIG news.

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

CFI Updates

Nearly 50 interpreters got updates on that latest statewide CFI news and learned about gang culture, English grammar, technology and deferred action in immigration matters on Saturday in San Diego.

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Friday, February 21st, 2014

Weekly update from the president…

Happy Friday everybody! I will be leaving for San Diego tonight and hope to see many of you there tomorrow.  If you haven’t signed up yet or are not sure of the location, all of that information (and a whole lot more) is available on our website. You should check back here regularly to stay […]

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Language Access hearings set to begin Monday

A working group developing a Language Access Plan for California court users will hold three hearings over the next two months to seek the public’s input in providing meaningful access to those of limited English proficiency.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

CFI discusses the Babel Effect in Univision news story

Univision Channel 34 detailed what happens when courts fail to provide language access in 2-part news story “Efecto Babel” (The Babel Effect).

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Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Presidential Update

It’s Valentine’s Day week and love is in the air…sort of. First, let me thank each and every one of you for your kind words and messages.  It was overwhelming, yet wonderful, to receive so many emails, phone calls and texts from interpreters across the state.  And my deeply felt gratitude for those who also […]

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