The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators' mission is to promote quality services in the field of legal interpreting and translating. Our members play a critical role in ensuring due process, equal protection and equal access for non-English or limited English proficient (LEP) individuals who interact with the judicial system.
As of 2011, membership in the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators totals over 1200 professionals , and includes practicing spoken language judiciary interpreters and translators, as well as those who interpret or translate in other settings, judges, Ph.D. linguists, educators, researchers, students, administrators, and managers of non-profit community language bureaus and for-profit language agencies. NAJIT boasts a growing number of interpreters who work between English and American Sign Language (ASL). 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 judiciary interpreting and translating or who shares NAJIT's interests and objectives is welcome to join.
- May 8, 2013-- Click here to see Panel: Building Unity National Interpreter Associations Coalition.
- April 26, 2013-- Click here to read a letter to the Oregon legislature arguing for an increase in standard interpreter rates and for a regular increase for inflation.
- March 28, 2013-- Registration for NAJIT's 34th Annual Conference is now up! Click here to register.
- March 26, 2013 -- The 2013 NAJIT Scholars are: Antonio Borjas, Lorena Devlyn, Brian Jones, Shelby Lasaine, and Michaela McCaughly. Congratulations!
- March 25, 2013--NAJIT submitted the following testimony to the Hawaii Senate regarding HB266, a bill governing the use of interpreters in Hawaii courts. To read it click here.
- February 22, 2013-- The 2013 NAJIT Scholars Program is now accepting applications. The program policy can be found here. The application can be found here. Click to view the program policy or application in PDF format.
- January 18, 2013-- Registration for NAJIT's 34th Annual Conference is now up! Click here to register.
- November 6, 2012 -- NAJIT co-authored a joint letter to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and Lionbridge. Click here to read it.
- September 5, 2012 -- The Sponsor & Exhibitor
Advanced Information & Registration Packet is now available for NAJIT's 34th Annual Conference. For the registration packet and information click here. To view in a Word document , click here.
- September 5, 2012 --The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators invites proposals for its 34th Annual Conference. Papers on all topics relevant to our profession are welcome. Please submit all relevant information electronically. The final proposal deadline is December 1, 2012. Click here for the proposal form. To view in a Word document, click here.
- August 29, 2012 --Kevin Mercado, Interpreter Coordinator of Hamilton County’s interpreter program and member of the NAJIT Public Relations Committee and Rob Cruz, Chairman of NAJIT’s Board of Directors speak to Cincinnati.com on the importance of interpreters in the Hamilton County court system. You can read the article here.
- August 3, 2012 -- In his latest Message From the Chair, Rob Cruz writes to his colleagues welcoming new board members, saying goodbye to old ones and reviewing the successes of the 2011 and 2012 conferences. You can read the letter here.
- July 5 , 2012 -- The NAJIT Board has written a letter to members of the British Parliament on the Framework Agreement for interpretation and translation services in the British courts. You can read the letter here.
- May 25 , 2012 -- The Advocacy Committee has sent a letter to the Editor of the New York Times in regards to an Op-Ed published in the paper on the outcome of the Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan. Read the letter to the editor here.
- May 10 , 2012 -- The Department of Justice has revised its policies to enhance the ability to communicate effectively with LEP individuals. Plans and documents relating to this revision will be posted oline in the coming weeks. Please go to http://blogs.justice.gov/main/archives/2196 to view the press release.
- May 7 , 2012 -- NAJIT Chair Rob Cruz spoke during a segment on radio station KNPR's segment on courts' struggles with language needs. Download the segment here.
- May 2 , 2012 -- Pennsylvania Interpreters: Pennsylvania Administrative Office of the Courts will approve up to 12 credits for the NAJIT Conference. You must submit an advance approval form to the AOC before the conference, and provide a certificate of attendance after. More info: http://bit.ly/KqYonO
- April 26 , 2012 -- The Keynote Speaker for this year's conference will be Dr. Roda Roberts. To view her biography, please head over to the Conference General Information area.
- April 26 , 2012 -- The NAJIT Board has written a letter to the President of the College of Charleston on the College's decision to dismantle its interpreting center. You can view the letter here.
- April 9 , 2012 -- The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has created a new website for LEP information and guidance.
- March 30, 2012 -- The 2012 NAJIT Scholars are: Samantha Mowry, William Hahn, Yaling Zheng, Martha Soto, and Silvia Guzman. Congratulations!
- March 28 , 2012 -- The Spring 2012 message from NAJIT Chair Rob Cruz is now available.
- March 12 , 2012 --The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a letter to the Administrative Office of the North Carolina Courts regarding its compliance with Title VI and the Safe Streets Act. The letter can be found here.
- AudioLinks Offer -- By special arrangement with NAJIT, AudioLinks Services is offering NAJIT members an extraordinary discount of more than $350.00 off the purchase of the latest in interpreting technology – the Williams Sound 2-Way Digi-Wave Interpreter Kit. For more information, and to order, please click here.