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CFI committee tackling LA Court issues

LOS ANGELES (January 20, 2016) _ Members of the bargaining committee met recently with LA court administration to discuss the impacts of the civil expansion and related changes the court has made over the past year.

The union called for the meeting to address coverage at courthouses, widespread denial of time off requests and seniority in filling assignments to court locations and for daily assignments. Arbitrations are pending on some of these issues. The Union is also analyzing information we had requested in October but only received after our meeting last Monday. 

CFI representatives are collecting information about how the expansion impacts interpreters and best practices, such as team interpreting. Contact CFI  to report lack of adequate coverage at your court and other language access issues using the Report Language Access Concerns link on our website.

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