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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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...

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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). The presentat...

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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...

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Report the use of non-certified and non-registered interpreters

Section 68561 of the Government Code of California mandates that any person who interprets in a court proceeding using a language designated by the Judicial Council shall be a certified court interpreter. Section 68560.5 of the Government Code defines "court proceeding" as a civil, criminal, or juvenile proceeding, or a deposition in...

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