About the American Translators Association
Policies and Procedures
American Translators Association Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
We the members of the American Translators Association accept as our ethical and professional duty.
ATA Policy Statement
Antitrust laws make unlawful any agreements among competitors that directly or indirectly restrain competition, including agreements among competitors which directly or indirectly affect prices.
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.
Procedures for Resolutions to be Presented at the Annual Meeting of All Members
Article X of the Bylaws of the American Translators Association, Inc., charges the Board of Directors to adopt procedures for matters presented at the Annual Meeting of All Members.
Procedures for Resolutions to be Presented at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members
Article XI of the Bylaws of the American Translators Association, Inc., charges the Board of Directors to adopt procedures for the introduction of resolutions at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members.
Administrative Procedures for Professional Ethics Proceedings
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, the ATA has adopted a Code of Professional Conduct and Business
Practices (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.
The ATA Board of Directors meets four times a year. The meetings are open to ATA members, and the Board Meeting minutes are posted on ATA's website in the Members Only area . For information on time and location of the next Board meeting, please click on ATA Calendar of Events.