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. TAJIT has 157 members working in 21 spoken and signed languages, as well as members who are studying to become court interpreters or who work in administration and education.

Why Join TAJIT?
If you are a court interpreter or legal translator, TAJIT is the primary organization for professional networking in Texas, where you can find jobs, discuss challenges, access training and have a voice in the political system. If you are not yet working in these fields but would like support as you explore the career option and prepare for licensing exams, TAJIT is the ideal place to find guidance and mentoring. If you are not a court interpreter or translator but work with them in some capacity, TAJIT is your source for current information on the complexities, issues, and trends within the profession.  

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.


(Tuesday, December 13, 2016) Registration is now open for the LCI Orientation Course in Austin, Texas on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Please go the Orientation tab at the top of our webpage to register for the event. The cost to attend is $100.00.

(Thursday, September 22, 2016)  Minutes posted The Board of Directors meeting minutes from 8/20/2016 have now been posted and accessible under the BOD Meetings menu.(Please note: You must be logged in as a Member in order to see this menu.)

(Wednesday, June 15, 2016)  Statutes, Codes, and Procedures Quick Link  All broken links have been re-linked. 

(Tuesday, June 14, 2016)  ***TAJIT Annual Meeting Update***  The Treasurer's Profit & Loss report has been posted on our website. Please log-in as a member to view the report.

(Friday, March 11, 2016)  MCKINNEY CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINAR  The Use of Interpreters during Forensic Psychological Interviews  This 8-hour course will be dedicated to the theoretical, practical and ethical aspects of interpreting during court ordered or court-related forensic interviews.  The presenters will be Kelly R. Goodness Ph.D., a Clinical & Forensic Psychologist with specialized expertise in forensic psychology, and Cristina Helmerichs D.  Federal Court Certified Interpreter.  In addition to maintaining a general clinical practice, Dr. Goodness routinely evaluates and treats some of the state’s most difficult behavioral and psychiatric patients.

(Friday, February 12, 2016) TAJIT ANNUAL MEETING  Save the Date! The TAJIT Annual Meeting for all members will be held this year during the NAJIT Annual Conference in San Antonio, May 13-15: All TAJIT members are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity to attend the excellent NAJIT conference while it's here in Texas but are also welcome to just attend the TAJIT meeting. Location, time and exact date are pending. If you're unable to attend NAJIT and looking for other continuing education, we are planning a one-day session later in the year.










(Pictured left to right)
Cristina Helmerichs D - Austin
Cristina Sanchez, Treasurer - Austin
Myrna Wallace - Houston
Holly Behl, President - Dallas
Nick Gibler, Secretary - McAllen
Meenu Batra, McAllen