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Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Steward Loulou Tovar wins NOCBA Employee of Year

Spanish interpreter Loulou Tovar has won the North Orange County Bar Association (NOCBA) Employee of the Year award. Tovar, a longtime steward and former CFI Board treasurer, is the first interpreter to win the award.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

CFI Comments on the Language Access Plan

We strongly support the need for a consistent, statewide approach of developing a Language Access Plan for the Courts in California. Our focus is on areas that need adjustment and on changes that make the plan effective, and ensure that language access services are meaningful and consistently available.

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Monday, October 6th, 2014

ACLU, Cal Public Defenders and others warn courts over unregulated VRI

ACLU, Cal Public Defenders, others oppose expanding VRI use in California courts before the language access plan is completed and without standards and rules

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Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Check out our new conference Website

Check out our 2014 CFI Continuing Education Conference website: http://cficonference.weebly.com/

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Certification/Registration renewal forms and fees due Dec. 31

Certified and Registered Interpreters enrolled in the Judicial Council’s Master List should have received the Annual Renewal and Compliance packet in their inbox or mailbox.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Presidential Update

For several months I have been asked repeatedly to bring back my presidential updates, yet I have chosen to remain silent.  So you’re probably asking yourself; why is the president suddenly posting a message?  Let me try to explain… Earlier this year, while in the midst of talks with our former Executive Officer (Carl Hall) […]

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Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Governor signs into law CFI-sponsored interpreter credential verification bill

Gov. Ed Brown signed into law a CFI-sponsored bill mandating an interpreter’s certification be stated and verified on the record for court proceedings and depositions.

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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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