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Monday, June 16th, 2014

California Court Interpreter Exams

The AOC has announced bilingual interpreting exams for September 23-25 at locations across California.

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Saturday, June 14th, 2014

CFI 12th Annual Continuing Education Conference Focusing on our Future

The 2014 CFI Annual Continuing Education Conference will be October 10-12 at the Biltmore Millennium, in downtown Los Angeles. Attendees can earn up to 15 CIMCE instructor-led credits, learning on topics ranging from medical, legal, law enforcement, ethics and skills. Free additional CIMCE non-instructor led (NIL) credits are also available for CFI members.

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Monday, June 9th, 2014

Presidential Update

Yes, presidential updates are back!!! If you were wondering where your President was, the simple answer would be nowhere in particular and everywhere in between.  My last message to the members was dated May 11th (Mother’s Day) and here we are 30 days later and … just 48 hours shy of the start of the […]

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Monday, June 9th, 2014

Bargaining Update – Region 1

Region 1 courts propose Video Remote Interpreting during the latest bargaining session.

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Friday, June 6th, 2014

San Jose Seminar

Our next day-long workshop will be on August 2, 2014. Location: 2310 North 1st Street, San Jose. This seminar / workshop has four topics: 1) The Medical-Legal Hybrid, Worker’s Compensation and the Interpreter; 2) Family Law: Legal, not Criminal Procedure; 3) Interpreting Head Injury Cases, it Doesn’t Have to be Traumatic, and 4) Improved Consecutive through Visualization and Fragmentation.

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Friday, May 30th, 2014

Job Opening: Federal Defenders of San Diego

Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc. has a full-time interpreter vacancy for Spanish/English. This position is with the Translation and Interpretation Department of the Federal Community Defender Organization for the Southern District of California. Applicants must be qualified as Certified or Licensed Court Interpreters for  proceedings by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts […]

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Agnese Haury Court Interpreter Training Institute: June 9-27 in Tucson

The National Center for Interpretation is offering it’s Agnese Haury Court Interpreter Training Institute from June 9-27 in Tucson, Arizona.

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Friday, May 16th, 2014

CFI R1 interpreters press for professional pay

Interpreters in Region 1 haven’t seen a raise or cost of living adjustment in 7 years, leaving them to face hardships. Spanish interpreter Marina Sastre, who works at the Long Beach Court, tells us how this has affected her and her family.

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Monday, May 12th, 2014

Region 1 Bargaining Update # 9

CFI’s Region 1 bargaining team resumed negotiations with the Region 1 courts on Friday accompanied by 8 interpreters from the region who made up our Watch and Support Committee. “It is time for interpreters to get some real economic relief, Chief Spokesperson Silvia Barden told the courts citing the improvement in the economic situation and […]

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Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Weekend update from the president…

Happy Mother’s Day! It is no secret that this wonderful profession of ours has been dominated by women, and as such, mother’s day is in a way a celebration of interpreting.  Those of us who are in the minority feel proud and privileged to work with so many lovely ladies.  To all of you moms […]

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