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.
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...
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...
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...
AIJIC’s Lobbyist: Ed Howard from Howard Advocacy
Ed Howard is the principal and founder of Howard Advocacy, Inc., a firm that leverages Ed’s unique combination of expertise in California legislative drafting and regulatory affairs, precedent-setting law and litigation, initiatives, public affairs, and politics, to provide his select clients a menu of options to achieve their obje...
AIJIC speaks at State Bar Conference in San Diego
As part of its ongoing effort to generate awareness of the laws mandating the use of certified court interpreters for court proceedings, including civil depositions, the Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California presented at the State Bar Conference (Grand Hyatt San Diego, September 11-14, 2014).
AIJIC members to get discount at CCIA
AIJIC members to get a discount at the 44th Annual Conference of the California Court Interpreters Association (CCIA)
When: October 11-13, 2014
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley (7450 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108)
Conference rates for CCIA and AIJIC members:
•12 CIMCE credits for Satu...
AIJIC article published in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
AIJIC article on the statutes that govern the use of interpreters for judicial proceedings, June 2014.