NAJIT -- THE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION fOR INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS WORKING IN COURT AND LEGAL SETTINGS

The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) is a non-profit professional association founded in 1978, and dedicated to the mission of promoting quality services in the field of court and legal interpreting and translating. Our members play a critical role in assuring due process, equal protection and equal access for non-English or limited English proficient (LEP) individuals who interact with the judicial system.

NAJIT's members are bound by the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities promulgated by the Association to advance the highest quality language services in assisting all parties in the administration of justice.

Members are encouraged to continually upgrade their skills, and to share their knowledge and expertise with other members of the profession and allied professions involved in education and the justice system.

As of 2010, membership in the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators totals more than 1200 professionals, and includes practicing court and law enforcement interpreters and translators as well as attorneys, judges, Ph.D. linguists, educators, researchers, students, administrators, as well as managers of non-profit community language bureaus and for-profit language agencies. While most of our membership resides in the U.S, some members live and work in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Anyone with an interest in the field of legal and judicial interpreting and translating or who shares NAJIT's interests and objectives is welcome to join.

The purposes of the Association are:

To achieve these objectives, NAJIT:

NAJIT Bylaws

Description and scope of NAJIT Committees