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Monday, February 10th, 2014

Notice of Appeal of Local 39521 Election Challenge

The Executive Committee and Representative Assembly of Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521, voted during a Special Meeting on Feb. 8, 2014, to deny an appeal filed by Executive Officer candidate Alex Abella concerning the 2013 Local Officers Election.

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014

CFI mourns death of colleague Surinder Sandlas

Surinder Singh Sandlas, a Hindi and Punjabi Interpreter in the Central Valley known for dressing sharp and sharing sweets with his court coworkers, has passed away. He was 59.

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Help us recruit interpreters to work in Santa Clara courts

Recruitment for interpreters is underway at the Superior Court of Santa Clara to facilitate team interpreting.

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Compliance and Renewal Fees due Feb. 28

Certified and registered interpreters who did not submit their CIMCE compliance paperwork and renewal fees in time to meet the end of the year deadline have until Feb. 28 to comply with the requirements.

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

CIMCE Opportunities: San Diego and San Francisco

CIMCE Opportunities: CFI Seminar in San Diego on Feb. 22; Legal Aid Association of California and the AOC Conference in San Francisco March 6-7.

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Special Union Meeting Saturday, Feb. 8

You’re invited! Special membership meeting set for Saturday, Feb. 8 in San Francisco following the Executive Committee/Representative Assembly vote

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Weekly message from the President

Last week marked the end of my first month as President of CFI and today I’m starting my 25th year of service to the Los Angeles Superior Court as a Certified Spanish Language Interpreter.   While I have worn many hats for CFI and our 39521 Local (organizer, staff rep, steward, chief spokesperson and member […]

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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

CFI Representatives Speak on Interpreter Policy and Budget Issues

CFI leaders continue providing input on the interpreter budget surplus, VRI, expansion to civil cases and other language access matters.

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Sunday, January 26th, 2014

CFI and TTIG make recommendations to state Language Access Group

CFI and TTIG representatives stressed the importance of using certified interpreters in civil court proceedings and at every step of criminal cases during a recent meeting with the state Joint Working Group for California’s Language Access Plan.

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

JC Committee recommends using $1.7M from interpreter budget for domestic violence cases

A Judicial Council advisory committee has recommended taking $1.7 million from the interpreter budget to fund the Domestic Violence-Family Law Interpreter Program,

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

NAJIT, CFI comment on Illinois victim denied interpreter

The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators is speaking out about an Illinois sexual assault case in which the court failed to provide the victim with an interpreter.

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Advisory Committee to discuss Family Law interpreter funding

Members of the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee plan to meet Thursday to discuss taking surplus money from the interpreter budget for the Family Law Interpreter Program.

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