Interpreter Certification Petition

Our colleagues working in Chicago area courts need your help. Please sign their petition.

Language shall not be a barrier to any individual’s access to the courts system, according to federal law. Cook County Court Interpreters want to serve those with Limited English Proficiency using the highest standards of professionalism in the justice system by being certified interpreters.

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Purple Bargaining Update # 15

A Video Interpreter sign to signify where a Deaf, Hard-Of-Hearing or Speech-Impaired can communicate with a hearing person via a Video Relay Service.

SAN FRANCISCO _ Slight progress was made as Purple and ASLIU negotiators met recently for the first time since November. The meeting last week, scheduled at the union’s request, began with ASLIU presenting a revised economic proposal and the … [Continue reading]

Language access hearing focuses on interpreting in civil court and VRI

The California Federation of Interpreters is the labor union and
professional association
for court interpreters

SACRAMENTO _ CFI representatives urged the state’s Language Access Group to use video remote interpreter only for controlled interactions between two speakers and to focus its efforts on developing a way to provide civil matters with interpreters … [Continue reading]

Language Access hearing in LA focuses on funding, judicial discretion

LOS ANGELES _  The second public hearing to create a language access plan for courts statewide _ which included California Federation of Interpreters President Ariel Torrone as a panelist _ focused on funding for expanding interpreter services and … [Continue reading]

California court interpreters speak up for language access at series of state hearings

A series of hearings are focusing public attention on gaps in language access in California courts. Tuesday, the language-access working group convened by California's Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye met in Los Angeles. Coverage by Southern … [Continue reading]