A non-profit, professional association of interpreters and translators. Our members also include students of the profession, luminaries in the field, and government organizations.

Anyone with an interest in the field of interpreting and translating with a desire to support NAJIT’s efforts is encouraged to become a member.


Promote the highest professional standards in interpreting and translating. We provide continuing education for professionals to grow their knowledge, refine their skills, and stay up to date on innovations within the profession.

NAJIT seeks to identify and define issues surrounding the profession to help shape its future.


Through the work of volunteers, the NAJIT Board and committees seek out ways to influence legislation and support important issues of the profession.

Your membership enables NAJIT to continue to carry out its mission.


June 9, 2018:
2018 NAJIT Election Results

Congratulations to the 2018 Board of Directors election winners: Aimee Benavides, Armando Ezquerra Hasbun, Claudia Rubio Samulowitz, and Teresa Salazar. The board has selected Aimee Benavides as the Chair of the Board, returning board member Hilda Shymanik as Treasurer and Claudia Rubio Samulowitz as Secretary. The Nominations Committee should be commended for all of their efforts.

May 22, 2018:
Announcing a new resource to aid in sharing the benefits of working with a professional interpreter

The NAJIT Bench and Bar Committee is proud to share a second infographic resource. This infographic is designed to help share the benefits of working with a professional interpreter. Click the button below to access the infographic. Access the bench and bar page to view more resources.

May 1, 2018:
2018 NAJIT Scholar Winners

The NAJIT Board is proud to announce the 2018 NAJIT Scholars. Click the button below to view all five scholarship recipients.

April 13, 2018:
NAJIT Responds to a Draft of a New Fee Schedule for

Workers Compensation Interpreters in California

Lorena Ortiz Schneider, from the California Workers’ Compensation Interpreters Association, brought to our attention that a draft of a new fee schedule for workers compensation interpreters in California has been released and is open for public comment. Click below to read the full story and NAJIT’s response.

April 4, 2018:
Two NAJIT Members Recognized by
The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

NAJIT members and long-time supporters, the Honorable Ida K. Chen and Osvaldo Aviles, received the 2018 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Distinguished Public Service Award. We extend our congratulations to both worthy recipients. Click the button for the complete press release.

February 28, 2018:
Announcing a new resource to aid in working with interpreters in a legal setting

The NAJIT Bench and Bar Committee is proud to share a helpful script for professionals who are working with interpreters in a legal setting. It doesn’t come naturally, but with these tips, it can certainly be a smooth process.

December 18, 2017:
The Nominations period for the 2018 Board is now open

NAJIT’s Nomination Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for our annual elections. The terms of current Chair Gladys Matthews and Secretary Ernest Niño-Murcia expire on June 9, 2018. Neither of them will seek reelection to the Board. This year, NAJIT will be holding an election for four board members. No board members will be leaving due to term limits. Elections will take place at our Annual Meeting on June 9th, 2018 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, CA during the annual conference.

November 6, 2017:
Two recent papers from ATA

The first, Inaccuracies in Prevailing Wages Rate Determinations for Translators and Interpreters, describes how the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the hourly rate for translators and Interpreters and the negative impact this has on compensation. The second, Language Services Procurement: The Need for the Best Value Approach, describes two approaches used by the federal government to contract for services, and recommends use of the “Best Value Approach” as being more appropriate for language services.

October 20, 2017:
New Resources from the Bench and Bar Committee

The Bench and Bar Committee has created a PowerPoint for “Best practices for working with interpreters and clients with limited English proficiency” (Education for Judges, Attorneys and other Stakeholders). A suggestions and best practices document has also been developed to support the PowerPoint.

September 26, 2017:
Special Announcement

The NAJIT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Aimee Benavides and Dr. Julie Sellers as Directors. Pursuant to the NAJIT By-Laws, these are interim appointments until the election of board members at the 2018 NAJIT Annual Meeting. We are excited to add both Aimee and Julie to the Board of Directors and know they will make significant contributions to our Association.

September 8, 2017

The Society for the Study of Translation & Interpretation (SSTI is the 501(c)3 educational organization of NAJIT) is pleased to announce the publication of the Annotated Bibliography on Legal and Judiciary Interpreting

September 3, 2017

Members can now access Board governance documents.
To view these documents click the link below and login to your NAJIT member profile. Select “NAJIT Governance Documents” from the drop-down menu,

August 14, 2017

NAJIT comments on the proposed amendment to
Puerto Rico Local Rule 5(g) (Translation).

May 15, 2017:
NAJIT Advocacy Priorities

A new document about NAJIT’s advocacy priorities, plus some important facts and figures about our members! Take a look at this fabulous resource prepared by our Advocacy Committee and designed by our  prior Chair.

April 24, 2017:
Advocacy 101 for Interpreters and Translators

Hot off the Presses! Check out a new resource prepared by NAJIT’s Advocacy Committee on what advocacy is, its importance, and how to advocate for our profession.


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While most of our members reside in the US, some live and work in other areas of the world:

Latin America