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Sunday, September 14th, 2014

CFI at State Bar Language Access Panel

SAN DIEGO _ CFI President Ariel Torrone discussed working with interpreters and the interpreter employment system as part of the language access panel at the Annual State Bar meeting. The panel titled Developments in Access to Justice: New California Language Access Plan was held this weekend and focused expected language interpretation changes in California courts.

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Notice: R3 VRI ratification meetings and vote

Region 3 and CFI reached a tentative agreement on terms and conditions for VRI. It has been ratified by the Region and will be put to union members for a vote in the next two weeks.

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Bylaws Update

We’ve received many questions about the ballots that our parent union, TNG-CWA, mailed out to our members this past Wednesday, Aug. 20, and which many of you have already received. Be sure to vote — and VOTE NO on these bylaws sent to you by TNG-CWA. It is important for CFI members to know that the […]

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Region 4 Bargaining Update #3

Region 4 courts contend they need VRI because there aren’t enough interpreters and that administrators want to include VRI in their contract with CFI to avoid potential grievances.

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

CFI on Video Remote Interpreting

Read the CFI Position on Video Remote Interpreting and how members of CFI Seek Guarantees Against VRI Misuse

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Judicial Council to hear draft plan for Language Access

California’s Judicial Council is set to hear about the state’s Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts during its meeting Friday, Aug. 22.

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Region 1 Update on Interpreter Supervisors

The Los Angeles Superior Court recently hired 10 interpreters for interpreter supervisor positions. They will start in their new position on Monday, August 18.

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Friday, August 8th, 2014

Region 1 Votes to Ratify Agreement

Members voted to ratify the Region’s last, best, final offer, according to the teller’s committee count on Thursday August 7.

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

An Open Letter to Interpreters and the Courts

As someone who’s leaving a profession which I love and to which I’ve dedicated myself fully for 16 years, I’d like to share with you several lessons I learned. By Fanny Suárez

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Language Access Plan available for comment

A draft of California’s Language Access Plan (LAP) is available for comment. After receiving public comment, the Working Group will make revisions and provide the plan to the Judicial Council for review and adoption.

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