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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Region 4 interpreters resoundingly reject courts’ proposal

More than 90% of Region 4 interpreters voted resoundingly to reject the Region’s proposal.

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Gurdeep Chawla recognized for her diplomatic interpreting work

Santa Clara Court Interpreter Gurdeep Chawla was recently featured in the My Town section of the San Jose Mercury News discussing her diplomatic interpreting work. Chawla, a Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu interpreter, shared how her job affords her the opportunity to witness history in the making.

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

CFI Local 39000 Board Statement on Region 4 Bargaining

The CFI Local 39000 President, on behalf of the entire Executive Board, wishes to extend the utmost gratitude and express a great sense of pride for all the hard work that the Region 4 Bargaining Committee has done in this last round of negotiations

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Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Region 4 Bargaining Update #8

Region 4 Courts proposed a 2.5% wage increase and a bonus, followed by 1% raises each of the next two years in exchange for a contract that permits Video Remote Interpreting.

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Judicial Council approves Language Access Plan

Judicial Council members approved a statewide language access plan (LAP) on Thursday that includes a Video Remote Interpreting pilot program. It also seeks to address the US Department of Justice recommendation to expand language access for California court users.

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Executive Board Meeting: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Executive Board Meeting: Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Judicial Council to consider Language Access Plan during meeting

California’s Judicial Council will consider adopting a statewide language access plan for court users during its public meeting Thursday in Sacramento.

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Monday, January 12th, 2015

Presidential Update

Presidential updates are back. CFI is back.

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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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