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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Region 4 Bargaining Update #3

Region 4 courts contend they need VRI because there aren’t enough interpreters and that administrators want to include VRI in their contract with CFI to avoid potential grievances.

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

CFI on Video Remote Interpreting

Read the CFI Position on Video Remote Interpreting and how members of CFI Seek Guarantees Against VRI Misuse

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Judicial Council to hear draft plan for Language Access

California’s Judicial Council is set to hear about the state’s Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts during its meeting Friday, Aug. 22.

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Region 1 Update on Interpreter Supervisors

The Los Angeles Superior Court recently hired 10 interpreters for interpreter supervisor positions. They will start in their new position on Monday, August 18.

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Friday, August 8th, 2014

Region 1 Votes to Ratify Agreement

Members voted to ratify the Region’s last, best, final offer, according to the teller’s committee count on Thursday August 7.

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

An Open Letter to Interpreters and the Courts

As someone who’s leaving a profession which I love and to which I’ve dedicated myself fully for 16 years, I’d like to share with you several lessons I learned. By Fanny Suárez

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Language Access Plan available for comment

A draft of California’s Language Access Plan (LAP) is available for comment. After receiving public comment, the Working Group will make revisions and provide the plan to the Judicial Council for review and adoption.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Region 2 Civil Expansion Meet and Confer

Region 2 bargaining committee members met Thursday with court representatives to discuss the impact of court plans to provide interpreters in civil cases. CFI supports courts providing interpreters in family law and civil court matters.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Region 4 Bargaining Update #2

Contract negotiations between CFI and the Region 4 courts continued this week. The Region made several proposals that are inexplicably draconian, and could ultimately interfere with providing justice in the Courts.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

CFI Region 1: Get Informed and Vote

CFI will hold a meeting this Saturday, July 26, 2014 to answer members’ questions about Region 1 Courts’ last, best and final offer. Those present vote on the proposal.

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