Interpreter Pay

CFI advocates for competitive pay for Court Interpreters

SAN FRANCISCO (May 25, 2016) _ Although the Judicial Council’s Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force (LAP ITF) has been talking about ways to recruit more interpreters, it hasn’t addressed the problems of stagnant wages, absence of regular cost of living allowances and lack of salary steps for court interpreters.

On May 19, CFI submitted comments to the LAP ITF to this effect, in time for the Task Force’s public meeting the following day. CFI contends that this is the metaphorical “elephant in the room”: The California courts cannot hope to meet their growing language access needs and maintain acceptable standards of service without providing competitive compensation and a viable career path for court interpreters.

Read CFI’s full comments