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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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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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...

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Bootcamp with Nestor Wagner (Spanish)

Saturday Bootcamp with Nestor Wagner* (6 CIMCE credits, Spanish) Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (one hour for lunch) Holiday Inn LAX 9901 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90045 1. Advanced Localization Techniques in Legal Interpreting (2...

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Another Independent Prevented from Working in Court

Dear interpreters: Independent interpreters hired by private parties keep facing obstacles in court. One of our colleagues has reported to AIJIC that after she was hired by an agency to interpret at a hearing at the Santa Ana court in Orange County on June 21, 2017, the court clerk informed her that they'd use the staff interprete...

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Workshop: Check Interpreter & Ethical and Practical Dilemmas

Saturday June 10, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (with an hour and a half for lunch) Embassy Suites LAX South 1440 E. Imperial Ave El Segundo, CA 90245 FREE PARKING For all languages. The Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California (AIJIC) is proud to announce...

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