Language Access

OC meeting focuses on reporting language access concerns

SANTA ANA _ More than 30 interpreters in Region 4 came together for a luncheon at Santa Ana's Criminal Justice Center this week to show their support for CFI's campaign to gather reports involving denial of language access to the public

CFI is collecting all the reports submitted for future submission to state legislators and the Judicial Council, which is working to implement a statewide Language Access Plan and the expansion of court interpreter services into civil matters.



Increase the Contract Court Interpreter Per Diem

CFI is encouraging employees and contractors to sign a petition seeking a per diem increase for contract court interpreters.



A Message from CFI President Ariel Torrone

It's time for a new update as we approach October and our annual conference is just around the corner. Don't forget — early registration ends September 20th. Visit our newly revamped website for more details. I look forward to seeing you there.

Let me also use this message to thank our outstanding staff for stepping up during this difficult first year of life of your independent, interpreter only local – we've had many growing pains, to say the least.



Pension Contribution Discussions Continue in San Diego

SAN DIEGO _ CFI and San Diego court representatives met again this week to discuss the court's elimination of the employer paid member contribution (EPMC) based on negotiations with the unit representing court clerks.  

The court unilaterally implemented the change in June without adequate notice or the opportunity for to meet and confer, but reversed itself and reinstated the offset at our first meeting in July. The Union contends that by law, courts have an obligation to negotiate over this change and it’s impacts with each affected union.

Memorial for Interpreter Dorita Kirchick

A celebration of Dorita's life scheduled this weekend at her home

Interpreters plan to gather at 9:30, Sunday, Aug. 16  at 24021 Welby Way in West Hills.

Dorita passed away recently after battling cancer.

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