The mission of the Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (TAJIT) is to further the professional development and recognition of all judiciary interpreters and translators in Texas.

Why Join TAJIT?
The LCI profession is dynamic and with our move to the Office of Court Administration (OCA) we have many new rules that will directly impact our license renewal process in addition to its rules and regulations. TAJIT’s website provides members with useful links to these new rules as well as a quick reference to some of the more important changes being implemented by the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC).

TAJIT's Goals

•To formulate, promote and advance professional and ethical Standards of Practice;
•to promote and provide an opportunity for professional development;
•to promote and provide interaction among peers as well as professional relationships and cooperation with other professional associations
•to further the interests of the profession
•to hold periodic meetings, and
•to encourage, assist and mentor future interpreters and translators.


  • (Monday, May 25, 2015)- TEXAS INTERPRETERS UNITE AND ARE HEARD! The North Texas Chapter of TAJIT organized a meeting with attorney Domingo Garcia and his wife, Dr. Elba Garcia, Dallas City councilwoman this past Friday, May 22nd. Go to Quick Links  under 'LEGISLATION THAT AFFECTS YOU' for further details.
  • (Monday, May 25, 2015)- Call for Nominations for Board of Directors positions is now open; please go to Members Only  tab for details.
  • (Friday, May 22, 2015)-  TAJIT has vigorously responded to proposed telephonic legislation (SB1195 and companion bill HB3656); please go to Quick Links and see "Texas Legislation That Affects You" and its sub-tabs where you will see the official letter sent to Senator Royce West (Dallas) establishing TAJIT's clear position, in addition to TAJIT's proposed changes to the bill submitted to this Judiciary Committee.
  • (Friday, May 22, 2015)- Today at 2:45 p.m.The North Texas Chapter of TAJIT is meeting at the Law Offices of Domingo Garcia with Mr. Garcia and his wife, Dr. Elba Garcia, Dallas City Councilwoman. The purpose is to discuss SB1195 and HB3565 and its proposed language. Stay tuned for an update.

8th Annual 2015 Membership Conference- San Antonio

Alfonso Villaseñor and Virgina Valencia will be simultaneous presenters on SUNDAY, June 14th.

Ms. Valencia's session requires a final participant's head-count by Monday, June 1st, so plan accordingly.


There will be a total of 10 classroom-hours between both days, including the two hours of mandatory Ethics, which will comfortably meet the minimum 8 hours required by law. CHOOSING TO ATTEND ONE DAY ONLY WILL NOT COMPLY WITH TEXAS ANNUAL LICENSING CE REQUIREMENTS.

TAJIT has applied to the JBCC for Continuing Education credit. Although we have not been yet assigned a Course Number for the session we are confident that we will have usual approval before the conference begins.








Lyda Baró, Chair- Plano (D/FW) (Front right)
Myrna Wallace, Vice-chair- Houston (Front, 2nd from right)
Konnie Garrido - Secretary- Dallas (Front left)
Cristina Sánchez, Treasurer- Austin (Back, 2nd from right)
Marco Hanson, Member-at-large- Austin (Back, center)
Nicholas Gibler, Member-at-large- McAllen (Not pictured)
Jon Kregel, Member-at-large, Tyler (Not pictured)
Also Pictured:
Luis García, Keller (D/FW) Original Chair (Front)
Cristina Helmerichs, Austin-Former Chair (Back left)
Rolando Hernández, Houston- Former Treasurer (Back right)