Becoming a member


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


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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.
  3. Student member: (i) is registered in a university-level translation program in Canada; (ii) is registered in a university-level law program in Canada; or (iii) has graduated within the last two years from a university-level translation or law program in Canada.

Student members may participate in the activities of the CALT, provided they pay the fees set by the Board of Directors for this member category for a given activity. They do not have the right to vote and are not eligible to be directors. Student members are not included in the Corporation’s Directory of Member

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

Membership dues and payment methods

Membership dues are $100 per calendar year for jurist-translators and legal translators, and $25 per calendar year for student members. These dues 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 make the cheque payable to the Canadian Association of Legal Translators (CALT), and send it to

Canadian Association of Legal Translators (CALT)
c/o Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes du Québec (OTTIAQ)
2021 Union Avenue, Suite 1108
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2S9


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