Language Access 

CFI Report: LA Court Practices hampering Language Access

LOS ANGELES (May 25, 2016) _ The Los Angeles Superior Court is saying it has successfully expanded language access to civil matters without substantially increasing the workforce, however, a CFI report is challenging this assertion.

The CFI report recently submitted to the LA Superior Court disputes the claim based on what members on the ground say about how the court's “efficiencies” have deteriorated working conditions, are reducing language access and diminishing professional standards.

CFI has been meeting with the LA Court since January and your bargaining team made a series of proposals in early April to address these issues. We expect to meet with the court again soon. Meetings with members began in April and will continue  to galvanize interpreters around the need for improvements in staffing practices to ensure consistent and qualify access is available.

Read the full report.