Court Interpreters urge courts to keep providing language services in domestic violence cases

SAN FRANCISCO _ Representatives from the California Federation of Interpreters highlighed the urgent need to clarify that funds are indeed available to provide interpreters for domestic violence victims during a Judicial Council meeting Thursday. CFI legislative committee member Mary Lou Aranguren urged Judicial Council members to correct the misinformation that has led some courts to deny […]

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Interpreting finds its voice

Check out the latest post from our friends at NAJIT. Our own Michael Ferreira, California Federation of Interpreters president, and National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators Chairman Rob Cruz, delve into the future of the interpreting profession. Cruz delivered the keynote address at CFI’s annual conference this month in Los Angeles, discussing the state of the interpreting […]

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Hundreds of interpreters re-energize, bolster skills during CFI conference

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of interpreters polished their skills, connected with other professionals and re-energized during the 2012 California Federation of Interpreters conference this past weekend. Some 350 attended the workshops, including interpreters from Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota and North Carolina. The 3-day conference in Los Angeles allows interpreters from California and several other states […]

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CFI President urges interpreters keep informed; give courts a message of unity

California Federation of Interpreters President Michael Ferreira urged interpreters to actively support their bargaining teams and remain informed about what is going on in the profession statewide during Saturday’s membership meeting. One of the best ways to get involved, Ferreira explained, is by joining a Watch and Support Committee in your region to observe negotiations. […]

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Guild proposes to make employees whole after years of concessions

Bargaining Bulletin #10 San Francisco Chronicle Unit In light of the Hearst Corp.’s continued stalling and inadequate offers, the Guild bargaining committee expanded its list of demands Monday during the latest round of contract talks. The Guild had hoped to reach a quick settlement on a short list of economic proposals focusing on a need […]

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Seth Rosenfeld discusses criticism of his book over Aoki revelation

Investigative journalist Seth Rosenfeld never imagined his new book would attract so much criticism after it named 1960s Bay Area activist Richard Aoki an undercover FBI informant. “Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals and Reagan’s Rise to Power,” is a nonfiction book that details the history of the FBI’s secret activities surrounding the University […]

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