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California Court Interpreters End Contract Dispute

California Court Interpreters End Contract Dispute San Francisco Chronicle (CA) (09/27/17) Egelko, Bob The California Federation of Interpreters and Superior Court officials in 12 Northern California counties have reached a wage agreement following a yearlong contract dispute that prompted walkouts in July and August. The labor contract allocates a wage increase of nearly 21% for… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Legal Interpreters

Early Bird Registration for UMTIA Conference Ends 10/15

Registration is NOW OPEN for UMTIA’s upcoming conference on Saturday 11/11. Early bird prices go through 10/15, so get signed up ASAP. There are special rates available for students and rare language interpreters as well as an amazing line-up of presentations that appeal to interpreters and translators of all fields. To register and for more… READ MORE »

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Killing the Language Companies Kindly

Now let’s look at another way of providing language services. Washington state is performing a national experiment. For its Medicaid interpreter services, the state has eliminated language companies acting as “language service providers.” Instead, the state issued an RFP to have a single language company act as a vendor—a kind of broker with an online… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News

“Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship

Fall Cycle of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship Get ready for the 2017 Fall Cycle of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship! Applications are accepted starting 9/15/2017. The 2017 Fall Cycle scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous contribution from Martti (www.martti.us, Columbus, OH). Martti is a leading language services company providing on-demand… READ MORE »

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IITA Webinar on Oct. 9th: Challenges to Proving Qualification for Languages of Limited Diffusion Interpreters

Challenges to Proving Qualification for Languages of Limited Diffusion Interpreters (presented in English)  Monday, Oct. 9th 5:30–6:30 pm (Central) Approved for 1 CEP from the ATA. Any language could be a language of limited diffusion (LLD).  For example, in Maine, Spanish is an LLD, which is a very different reality for much of the U.S. Whatever… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Remote Interpreting, Webinar

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