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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Interpreter funding would get slight bump under proposed state budget

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 would add a slight boost to the court interpreter budget, bringing it to $94.5 million. The funding bump comes as a new law in effect this year allows for courts to expand interpreter services.

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

New statutes will affect interpreters, increase language access

Some new laws and rules taking effect this year will affect court interpreters statewide and work to expand language access.

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

New law calls for interpreter verification on the record

New state law requires all interpreters to verify their name and certification on the record in court proceedings. AB2370 also applies to depositions.

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Medical Certification course available in San Diego in Feb.

The National Center for Interpretation will offer the Foundations of Medical Interpreting this February in San Diego for those interested in taking one of the two national certification exams. Register by January 31 to get a 10% early bird discount for the 40-hour course.

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Monday, October 20th, 2014

California Federation of Interpreters Call for Nominations

Seeking nominations for the CFI Governing Board.

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Monday, October 20th, 2014

Language Access Plan group meeting in SF

The Working Group tasked with developing California’s Language Access Plan is scheduled to meet Tuesday. A portion of the meeting open to the public and for hearing public comment will begin at 1:15 p.m.

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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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