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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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AB5: AIJIC Lobbies in Sacramento

On Wednesday July 10, 2019, AIJIC representatives traveled to Sacramento to speak before the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee to voice our concerns on AB5. The Commitee chair, Sen. Jerry Hill, convened the meeting and stated that testimony would be heard along these lines: six minutes from those in favor, six minute...

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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 interpreter. Our attorneys contacted Contra Co...

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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 ...

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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: ...

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