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Friday, February 21st, 2014

Weekly update from the president…

Happy Friday everybody! I will be leaving for San Diego tonight and hope to see many of you there tomorrow.  If you haven’t signed up yet or are not sure of the location, all of that information (and a whole lot more) is available on our website. You should check back here regularly to stay […]

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Language Access hearings set to begin Monday

A working group developing a Language Access Plan for California court users will hold three hearings over the next two months to seek the public’s input in providing meaningful access to those of limited English proficiency.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

CFI discusses the Babel Effect in Univision news story

Univision Channel 34 detailed what happens when courts fail to provide language access in 2-part news story “Efecto Babel” (The Babel Effect).

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Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Presidential Update

It’s Valentine’s Day week and love is in the air…sort of. First, let me thank each and every one of you for your kind words and messages.  It was overwhelming, yet wonderful, to receive so many emails, phone calls and texts from interpreters across the state.  And my deeply felt gratitude for those who also […]

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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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