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Membership Update

President's Recap for the Year

This will be my last update for 2015…

As we approach the end of our first year as an independent interpreter-only local, it’s time to recap how far we have come in these past twelve months.

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Board Meeting

CFI Local 39000 Board Meeting: Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

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3rd Quarter Membership Report

A message from President Ariel Torrone

It seems like a lifetime ago, but it’s been only ten months since my first day on the job as your local president, when I sent you the following update:

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Nominations

CFI Local 39000 Officer Elections

The Elections Committee has received confirmation that the following members, in good standing, have accepted nominations:

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LANGUAGE ACCESS PLAN

Interpreter fund surplus continues growing despite plans to expand language services 

LOS ANGELES _ The Language Access Plan (LAP) task force held a public meeting in Los Angeles recently to talk about the status of implementation efforts and to hear from stakeholders, including legal aid attorneys, community members and interpreters.

Panels discussed the status of the LAP implementation focusing on three areas, expansion of interpreter services to civil cases, the development of training and resources on language access, and funding and monitoring plans.

Public comments highlighted that while good policy is being developed and some courts are taking concrete steps to expand services and improve language access overall, many courts are not yet clear on what to do and have not begun a real expansion of services.

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