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LABOR LAW

Labor Law Update Conference scheduled for March in NorCal and September for SoCal

(Jan. 28, 2016) _ An all-day conference to update Union leaders, workers and activists is scheduled for March 5, 2016 in Northern California and September 17, 2016 in Southern California.

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LANGUAGE ACCESS

CFI, legal organizations highlight to LAP task force how courts fall short on language access 

SAN FRANCISCO (Jan. 27, 2016) _ CFI president Ariel Torrone expressed his appreciation Wednesday for the work the Language Access Plan Implementation task force has undertaken but cautioned that some courts are still not adhering to the group's recommendations.

Torrone told the task force about stopping at the Hall of Justice in San Jose, where a severe shortage of Spanish interpreters has crippled language access for court users and led to health problems for several interpreters. 

"CFI, and I personally, also are very, very thrilled about this plan...," Torrone said. "But news doesn't seem to percolate to all the courts."

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CFI IN THE NEWS

Severe Spanish interpreter shortage drawing attention in Santa Clara

SAN JOSE (Jan. 20, 2016) _ Steward Carmen Ramos has been highlighting the severe shortage of Spanish interpreters at the Santa Clara Superior Court, leading to two reports that aired last week on the local NBC news.

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REGION 1

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.

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VRI

CFI to participate in International Symposium

(Jan. 20, 2015) _ CFI representatives will attend the International Symposium on Bilingual Videoconferencing in Legal Settings January 21 through 22.

Participation in the conference will allow CFI to connect with experts in the field and gather important information to assist in our advocacy for appropriate VRI use in California.

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