Thanks to Rebecca Beitsch at PewTrusts.org http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2016/08/17/in-many-courtrooms-bad-interpreters-can-mean-justice-denied In Many Courtrooms, Bad Interpreters Can Mean Justice Denied August 17, 2016 By Rebecca Beitsch Patricia Michelsen-King was observing the proceedings in a Chesterfield, Virginia, courtroom a few years ago when a man shouted in Spanish from the back of the courtroom, “I didn’t rape anybody!” Michelsen-King, who teaches
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
A little over a year ago, IGA (we were still TTIG back then) started a campaign to increase the California Court Per Diem Rate. We drafted a petition and hundreds of independent interpreters across the state signed it. With this support from our colleagues, we put the issue on the agenda of the Judicial Council (JC) and the
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
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
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
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
SACRAMENTO _ Gov. Brown signed into law a CFI (California Federation of Interpreters) and IGA (Interpreters Guild of America) sponsored bill that mandates an interpreter’s certification be stated and verified on the record for court proceedings and depositions, and requiring an interpreter to show identification to prove their certification or registration status, his office announced Thursday.