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ATA Code of Ethics and Professional Practice

We the members of the American Translators Association accept as our ethical and professional duty. Read More >>

Antitrust Compliance Policy

The American Translators Association (“ATA”) has a policy of strict compliance with the federal antitrust laws in effect in the United States. The antitrust laws prohibit certain combinations and agreements among competitors, and members of ATA can be considered competitors in the context of antitrust challenges even if their businesses (or professional practices) are not in the same geographic areas, professional language fields or specialties. Read More >>

Commercial Disputes Between Members

All members of the American Translators Association (“ATA”), by the act of joining the Association, agree to abide by the ATA Code of Professional Conduct and Business Practices. Read More >>

ATA Member Resolutions Policy and Procedures

What is a resolution? A member resolution is a formal proposal that asks ATA to take a position and/or an action on an important subject. A member resolution may describe a problem or situation and contain an action to help correct it. This is a “substantive resolution”. A resolution may also be a statement or declaration intended to honor a person, group or entity or commemorate an important person, entity, or event. This is a “non-substantive resolution”, also known as courtesy or congratulatory resolutions. Read More >>

Procedures for Violations of the ATA Code of Ethics

American Translators Association, Inc. ("ATA") is a nonprofit professional association of translators and interpreters dedicated to the promotion and recognition of the translation and interpretation professions and, in particular, to the formulation and maintenance of standards of professional ethics, practices, and competence. Therefore, ATA has adopted the ATA Code of Ethics and Professional Practice (the "Code") to guide ATA members. Violations of the Code or Article III, Section 6 of the ATA Bylaws may result in sanctions imposed under these Procedures. These Procedures are adopted to provide "due process" to members and protect the integrity of the ATA Ethics process. Read More >>