IGA Meets With Judicial Council About Raising CA Court Contractor Rate

IGA’s lobbying, along with our members’ petitions and letters, are having a positive impact in drawing the attention of the Judicial Council to the Contractor Rate issue. On October 26, 2015, Angie Birchfield, IGA Unit Chair, and René García had an opportunity to meet with an administrator from the Judicial Council to discuss the Court Contractor Rate

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California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases

By Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press San Jose Mercury News 08/16/2015 06:56:00 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO — Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what’s happening in court because she isn’t proficient in English has made the process even harder. “When you don’t understand what the judge is saying, what the other

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An Open Letter From IGA and Its Members

April 7, 2015 Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye Chair of the Judicial Council of California 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA. 94102-3688 RE: Raise The State Courts Per Diem Rate for Interpreters On behalf of all the Court Certified and Registered Independent Contractors that perform interpreting services for the California Courts on a per

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Interpreter Appreciation Month

  Dear Colleagues: Happy Interpreter Appreciation Month! We want to give something back to you, the hardworking Indie Interpreter! Get 3 CIMCE units for FREE with our Private Sector Workshop, just by coming to this meeting. Please join us this Saturday 03/28/2015 9:00am to 1:00pm IGA is holding this Meeting and Workshop to raise awareness of issues

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CA Division of Workers’ Compensation Gives IGA an Important Update

The following is an update IGA received yesterday from the DWC regarding the timing and public review process for the long awaited revisions to the Interpreters’ Fee Schedule for Workers’ Comp: The DWC is hopeful a draft Interpreter Fee Schedule will be posted on the DWC webpage within the next 4 weeks.  The DWC will send out a ‘newsline’ announcing the posting

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California GC68560 Amendments Effective 01/01/2015

Here’s a boiled down version of what interpreters will be saying on the record all over California court and deposition proceedings. It’s the result of legislation AB 2370 (Chau) co-sponsored by IGA and CFI to amend the code to include putting our certification credentials on the record. Interpreters’ Deposition Quick Reference: As of January 1, 2015

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