Becoming a member


Apply for a new membership or renew an existing membership using the following online form:

Why become a member?

  • To be part of a network of qualified experts with recognized skills
  • To learn more about current issues in the legal translation field and contribute to group reflection
  • To attend targeted and relevant training workshops, at no additional cost
  • To contribute to the development of legal terminology and share the results of research in this area
  • To participate in the networking activities organized each year by the Association

Member categories

To become a member of ACJT-CALT, you must meet the criteria of one of the following categories:

  1. Jurist-translator: holds an undergraduate degree in law and works in legal translation;
  2. Legal translator:

(i) holds an undergraduate degree in translation and works in legal translation; or

(ii) holds an undergraduate degree in another field and has acquired two years of full-time experience in legal translation.

All applications are subject to the Board of Directors’ approval.

Membership dues and payment methods

Membership dues are $100 per calendar year, and this amount can be paid in two ways:

a) payment by PayPal: click the “Send” button at the bottom of the form below and follow the instructions;

b) Payment by cheque: please contact for instructions on how to proceed.


New applicants are asked to wait until they receive approval by the Board by email before paying their membership dues.