California Federation of Interpreters

ALL INTERPRETERS: SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO GET YOUR VACCINES

In California there has been an addition of medical interpreters as the list of people who are in the first group to sign up for vaccines. There was a notion that this was only for independent contractors and specifically for those who work only, or mostly as medical interpreters … not employees of the courts. 

The reality is that court interpreters, even as employees of the courts are also included in the medical group. If you look at the back of your certification/registration cards from the Judicial Council, you will see that the bearer of that card is considered a medical interpreter as well. All interpreters registered and certified with the Judicial Council are qualified to sign up for vaccinations in Phase 1A Priority Populations: 

  • Healthcare workers: Persons at high and moderate risk of exposure to SARS CoV-2 through their work in any role in direct health care or long-term care settings. This population includes persons at direct risk of exposure in their non-clinical roles, such as, but not limited to, environmental services, patient transport, or language interpretation.
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In Memoriam

Felix Tobin

 It is with great sadness we inform you that Felix Tobin, Spanish interpreter since 1983, passed away on January 7th, 2021, in the comfort of his sister’s home in Calabasas. He had been suffering a long illness not related to COVID-19.

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In Memoriam Sergio Cafaro

Beloved Downtown LosAngeles Interpreter Succumbs to COVID-19

Sergio Cafaro, a certified Spanish-language interpreter in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, a committed and passionate public servant who earned the admiration and love of his fellow court interpreters, died Jan. 12 from complications due to COVID-19. He was 56.

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Letter to LASC President Judge Taylor

January 19, 2021

Honorable Judge Eric C. Taylor
Presiding Judge's Office, Room 222

111 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dear Judge Taylor:

The California Federation of Interpreters (CFI) in representation of the interpreter employees of Los Angeles Superior Court would like to bring to your attention that on Tuesday, January 12th, one of our interpreter colleagues died after contracting COVID on the job in the courts. He was among a group of approximately seventeen interpreter employees who were exposed because management had denied paid release to quarantine to an interpreter who had self-identified as having been exposed to a COVID-positive individual at work.
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IGA MEMBERSHIP FORM

NON-INSTRUCTOR LED CLASSES

LANGUAGE NEUTRAL

Assault Rifles-Language Neutral – 3 CIMCEs   REGISTER HERE

3 Units of continuing education approved by State Language Access Programs for court interpreters certified in the following states: 

CA, FL (3.6 units), KY, MD, MO, NE, NC, OR, UT, WA, WI.

- 3 Units of continuing education approved by the American Translators Association (ATA) for certified translators.

Advance Consecutive Techniques – Language Neutral–3 CIMCEs   REGISTER HERE

- 3 Units of continuing education approved by State Language Access Programs for court interpreters certified in the following states: 

CA, CO, KY, MD, MO, NE, NV, NM, NC, OH, OR, PA, TN, UT, WA, WI.

3 Units of continuing education approved by CEAP for CCHIcertified interpreters.

- 3 Units of continuing education approved by DSHS (WA) for certified medical interpreters 

- 0.3 Units of continuing education approved by IMIA for NBCMI certified interpreters.

Child Protective Services – Language Neutral – 3 CIMCEs   REGISTER HERE

3 Units of continuing education approved by State Language Access Programs for court interpreters certified in the following states:  

CA, KY, MO, NE, NM, OR, PA, TN (2.75), UT, WA, WI.

- 3 Units of continuing education approved by CEAP for CCHI and the State of WA for DSHS certified Interpreters.

0.3 Units of continuing education approved by IMIA for NBCMI certified Interpreters.

3 Units of continuing education approved by the American Translators Association (ATA) for certified translators

Ethics for Court Interpreters – Language Neutral – 3 CIMCEs  REGISTER HERE

- 3 Units of continuing education approved by State Language Access Programs for court interpreters certified in the following states:  

CA, CO, KY, MD, NC, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI.

- 3 Units of continuing education approved by the American Translators Association (ATA) for certified translators.

Juvenile Court – Language Neutral – 3 CIMCEs REGISTER HERE

Accredited by ATA and State Court Language Access Programs.

Paremiology for Court and Medical Interpreters – Spanish – 3 CIMCEs  REGISTER HERE

- 3 Units of continuing education approved by State Language Access Programs for court interpreters certified in the following states: 

CA, FL (3.6 units), KY, MD, MO, NE, NC, OR, UT, WA, WI

- 3 Units of continuing education approved by CEAP for CCHIcertified interpreters
3 Units of continuing education approved by DSHS (WA) for certified medical interpreters 
0.3 Units of continuing education approved by IMIA for NBCMI for certified medical interpreters 
3 Units of continuing education approved by the American Translators Association (ATA) for certified translator

Medical Interpreters who want to cross over to Court Interpreting - Provisionally Non-Certified Court interpreters – Court Interpreting Students

- 40 hour Medical Interpreter Certificate 8 weeks long - February 15, 2021REGISTER HERE by February 12, 2021

- Written Court Exam Prep – 6 Hours – February 20, 2021  REGISTER HERE by February 18, 2021

Oral Court Exam Prep – 28 Hours – February 12, 2021 - REGISTER HERE by February 10, 2021

 
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