“How to Survive a Deposition” in Bay Area: June 18, 2016

(3 CIMCE Units, # L3773) Instructor: Lijuan Ma, Mandarin State Certified Court Interpreter For all languages. Saturday, June 18, 2016: 10.30am to 1.30pm Where: 2433 Mariner Square Loop, Ste 212, Alameda, CA 94501 AIJIC members: $45.00 ...

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Revised Fee Schedule to Be Announced

On Friday 1/15/16, AIJIC board members met in Oakland with Christine Baker (Director of the Department of Industrial Relations), Destie Overpeck (Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation) and Alan S. Hersh, Special Counsel for the DWC Legal Unit. AIJIC lobbyist, Ed Howard, was also present. At the meeting,...

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How to Survive a Deposition: 12/12/2015 (LA)

Saturday December 12, 2015 - 9am to 12.00pm 2501 W. 237th Street, Suite A -   Torrance, CA 90505 Instructors: * Jesús Rivera, Spanish State and Federally Certified Court Interpreter * Lijuan Ma, Mandarin State Certified Court Interpreter 3 CIMCE Units, # L3773. For all languages. Free parking. ...

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Have You Not Been Allowed To Interpret In Court?

In the last couple of months, some independents hired by a private party have not been allowed to interpret in some court departments whenever there was a staff interpreter assigned to those specific departments. Court administrative personnel have cited Assembly Bill Number 1657 as a basis for this policy. Since this bill does no...

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AIJIC’s Legal Brief to DIR on Fee Schedule (Submitted on 5/18/2015)

The following brief was submitted to the Department of Industrial Relations on 5/18/2015. It was drafted by AIJIC’s lobbyist, attorney Ed Howard, from Howard Advocacy. The brief contains legal arguments opposing the interpreters’ fee schedule proposed by the‎ Department of Industrial Relations for Workers Comp proceedings. ...

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AIJIC’s Email to DIR on Proposed Fee Schedule for Interpreters (5/6/2015)

Department of Industrial Relations 1515 Clay Street - 17th Floor Oakland, CA 94612-1464 RE: Fee schedule for interpretation services To whom it may concern: The Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California enjoys a strong following among certified and registered independent court interpreters in Californi...

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Help Us Pay For Our Lobbyist To Fight The Proposed Fee Schedule

The Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California has hired a lobbyist to fight the proposed fee schedule for interpreters for Workers Comp. proceedings, which the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced on 4/27/2015. Our lobbyist is Ed Howard, the principal and founder of Howard Advocacy. Click here to re...

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State Law Requires Statement by Interpreters in Court and at Depositions

Effective January 1, 2015, AB 2370 requires that interpreters state the following on the record for court proceedings (including depositions): (1) The name of the certified or registered court interpreter, as listed on his or her court interpreter certification or registration. (2) His or her current certification or registration...

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