Still Fighting For Our Right To Work In Court
As privately hired court interpreters keep encountering issues in state court, our attorneys keep working on getting a meeting with Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the chair of the Judicial Council of California, to bring this matter to her attention.
In the meantime and in response to our attorneys' request to produce any public records tha...
Update: Privately Hired Interpreters and Public Records
Earlier this year AIJIC filed requests, pursuant to the California Public Records Request Act, with the courts of Los Angeles and Orange counties to produce records to explain why the policy of preventing privately hired interpreters from...
Affordable Medical Coverage Through AIJIC
Following the lead of other professional organizations, the Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California is pleased to announce that its members can now purchase an affordable healthcare plan offered by Sedera and Apex. This plan is provided by the Small Associations Leadership Alliance (SA...
Bill AB5: Help Us Stay Independent
In May 2019, the California Assembly passed Bill AB5, which, if passed by the Senate without revisions and signed by Governor Newsom, will deeply impact our ability to remain as independent contractors.
So far, the bill exempts doctors, dentists, lawyers, architects, accountants, engineers, insurance agents, investment advisers, d...
Fighting For Our Right to Work in Court: Update on Contra Costa
Earlier this year, AIJIC advised that several independents had received an email from the Contra
Costa Superior Court indicating that starting on 1/25/2018, Contra Costa would be covering all
civil cases and that all interpretation work done on the record would be done by an employee
Our attorneys contacted Contra Co...
Please Email the DWC on Fees Proposal
Last week, the California Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) announced their second proposed regulations for interpreters fees in workers comp maters. It's crucial for all our colleagues to understand that regardless of the fees that are being suggested ($255/$448), the proposal gives interpreters and agencies the freedom to ...
AIJIC’s Public Records Requests
Back in January we announced that we'd retained to request production of internal court policies, if any, that might be used as a basis to deny independent court interpreters their right to work in court when they're hired by the parties. We wanted to update you on where we are regarding this matter:
Fighting For Our Right to Work in Court
The AIJIC board is currently tackling one of the most troubling issues that independents hired by private parties keep facing in court, namely being prevented from working there due to obscure orders of unknown o...