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 please 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.


(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 PhD, 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.

(Saturday, December 5, 2015) The TAJIT Board of Directors met in McKinney, Texas for its last board meetings of the year. Topics on the agenda included: TAJIT priorities, platform and speaking points for 2016, statutory reform in the next state legislative season, uses of our website and social media, assistance at the NAJIT annual conference in San Antonio, and the 2016 TAJIT Member Meeting.  

(Monday, August 24, 2015) Lyda Baro, TAJIT's Chair, resigned her post as of July 31, 2015. Lyda has tirelessly served as our Chair since July 2012 and TAJIT is grateful for her dedication, service and contribution to the furtherance of our association’s goals.

(Wednesday, June 17, 2015) As of September 1, 2015 membership dues will go up to $50 a year from $35. Take advantage and join now at the current lower price!


(Saturday, June 13, 2015) "Here's a picture of the first session with Ramon del Villar, Sr. at our annual continuing education conference. We had a fun social last night and an open Board Meeting that lasted until after 10:00 PM, with so many important topics to discuss. If you haven't been to a TAJIT conference before, or lately, please make plans to join us next summer! Everyone contributes and learns, and comes away energized." -Marco Hanson, Board Member 









(Pictured left to right)
Nicholas Gibler, Member-at-large - McAllen
Marco Hanson, Interim Chair - Austin
Chris Corsbie, Member-at-large - Austin
Myrna Wallace, Vice-chair - Houston
Cristina Sánchez, Treasurer - Austin
Holly Behl, Secretary - Grand Prarie
Jon Kregel, Member-at-large, Tyler (Not pictured)