Come to our luncheon to find out what the fee schedule is all about and how it will affect us.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 – From 10.30 am to 1.30 pm

Marie Callender’s (220 S. Atlantic Blvd – Monterey Park, CA 91754)

Online registration: $15
Admission at the door: $20
(see bottom of this announcement for lunch details)

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend the event, you’re welcome to pay at the door.

A very controversial fee schedule for interpreters was recently approved for Workers Comp proceedings, part of the many reforms introduced by SB 863‎, intended to reduce litigation costs.

Very soon, the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) will release suggested rates that will regulate how much an interpreter can charge for Workers Comp proceedings. Once this happens, intense lobbying will be needed in order to avoid the implementation of rates that might be the start of a race to the bottom for our profession.

You may disagree with the existence of a fee schedule (included in SB 863 in the same category as copy services), but its eventual implementation is most likely inevitable. The only thing we can do is fight for a fee schedule that is acceptable to us. In order to accomplish this, a lobbyist will be needed. ‎

Please help us raise funds to pay for our lobbyist by becoming an AIJIC member (click here to join). We’ll also be holding luncheons in different parts of California in order to discuss this and other key matters that affect our profession.

Saturday 3/21/15: Los Angeles. From 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Marie Callender’s (220 S. Atlantic Blvd – Monterey Park, CA 91754). Cost per person: $15

Please help us protect our profession.

Lunch includes choice of one of the following, plus refillable beverage (tax and tip included):
1. Chopstick Salad: Slices of grilled chicken over shredded lettuce with celery, green onions, fried wonton strips, Mandarin oranges, and almonds. Tossed in a light sesame-ginger dressing.
2. Grilled Rosemary Chicken: Breast of chicken marinated in rosemary and herbs, lightly grilled. Served over rice pilaf.
3. Summer Picnic: Crispy, tender chicken strips served with French fries and a Caesar salad.