Welcome to NAJIT, a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of the court interpreting and legal translation profession.

[The NAJIT logo] The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of the court interpreting and legal translation profession.

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 New information on Mohammed Yousry case. MS Word or PDF
 NAJIT publishes two new position papers on Summary Interpreting and Preparing Interpreters in Rare Languages. Click here for details.
 27th Annual Conference
May 19-21, 2006
J. W. Marriott on Westheimer by the Galleria, Houston, Texas
Special focus: medical interpreting and translating as it relates to judiciary interpreting and translating
 Join the School Outreach movement and win a free registration to a NAJIT or ATA conference! Click here for details.
 28th Annual Conference
May 18-20, 2007
Embassy Suites Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon

Special focus: American Sign Language and spoken language interpreting

Information about May 2005 Annual Conference

 Members update your personal profile!
Click on the new “Member Portal” button to the left to access our new online directory or
click here. Members can update contact and other information immediately. The required username and password have been sent by email to all members.
 The NAJIT Advocacy Committee has been involved in the following important subjects:

Share your information and concerns about public issues, pending legislation, or policy matters by emailing advocacy@najit.org.
 The NAJIT Publications Committee is working on several projects:
Tape Transcription and Translation Project.
Click here for full information about this exciting initiative.
Teams are being formed to write seven new Position Papers.
“Direct Speech in Legal Settings” and “Information for Court Administrators” are now available.
Click here.
 New resource for instructors: Thematic learning and training in the medical and legal fields. Click here.

NAJIT mentioned in New York Times. August 2005. Click here.

 NAJIT article on California Bill 371 on interpreters as employees. Proteus Winter 2004. Click here.
 NAJIT quoted in ABA Journal, March 2005. Click here.
 NAJIT Proclamation on 2005:Year of Languages. Click here for text. Visit www.yearoflanguages.org for details.
 NAJIT in the Los Angeles Times. Click here for great quotes in a recent advertising supplement.
 Press release issued by Kentucky Association of Judiciary Interpreters December 2004. Click here for text.
 NAJIT provides a link here to the 142-page Summit/Lorain Model LEP program for Law Enforcement. NAJIT members were a key part of the team preparing this document. Click below: http://www.co.summit.oh.us/sheriff/LEP.pdf.
 Press release about the Mirta Vidal-Orrantia Interpreting and Translating Institute, released by The Society for the Study of Translation and Interpretation and NAJIT in May, 2004. Click here.
 NAJIT/SSTI Interpreter and Translator Certification  FAQ sheet.
 Presentation by Michael B. Bunch, Ph.D., of Measurement Incorporated on technical background of NJITCE: Spanish certification, 2001
 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about court interpreting.
 Calendar of Current and Future Events. Click here.
 The NAJIT Open Listserve is a free discussion listserve open to everyone interested in court interpreting and translating. Click here and follow instructions to join.
 About NAJIT. Purposes and activities of the Association, membership benefits, fees and secure application form.
 The Online NAJIT Membership Directory, a database of over 900 interpreters and translators, searchable by language, location, or member name.
 List your jobs with NAJIT!
Governmental agencies, corporate and organizational members and all other colleagues are invited to post job openings with NAJIT. Look for "Job Listings" on the left-hand margin of this linked page.
 PROTEUS, A selection of articles from the quarterly newsletter of NAJIT.
 Links to other sites of interest.

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Seattle, Washington 98101
Tel: 206-267-2300
Fax: 206-626-0392

  Last update 22-December-2005. All materials on this site 1996-2005 by The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, Inc.