Petition to the Administrative Office of the US Courts

Dear interpreter: AIJIC is starting a petition to request the Administrative Office of the US Courts to make the list of federally certified interpreters available online. Currently, the full list of names can only be accessed by US District Court personnel. Only a partial list is available to the public for federally certified...

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Independents in Court: Know Your Rights

Dear independent interpreters: As part of its essential mission, the Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California (AIJIC) has been working hard to defend the right of certified freelance interpreters to work in court. For this reason, and since some of our colleagues were recently not allowed to interpret in cour...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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