Two webinars on Brazilian law

These webinars, to be held on the Proz translators’ platform on November 14 & 28, are being run by Ana Luiza Iaria, who is highly experienced in the field. They will be in Portuguese and I have copied the description for you below. The target audience is legal translators and those with an interest in legal issues; translators who translate to and from Brazilian Portuguese. Price for the two webinars, USD 25.

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Legislation – translating in a vacuum

Today I would like to present a guest post from Rob Lunn, an English legal translator working in Spain. Rob blogs over at Legally Yours from Spain, and in particular has shared his experience about studying for City University London’s legal translation MA. The post was originally published on Rob’s blog in a slightly different form.


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Conference – CIUTI forum

Early registration might be a good idea for next year’s CIUTI forum (the International Standing Conference of University Institutes of Translating and Interpreting). The 2013 event, taking place from 17-18 January, will be the 10th anniversary, so the organizers are expecting filled ranks.

If you’d like to get an idea of the content, I posted about last year’s conference here.

To find out more, visit the forum website at:

Results of poll on the look of WordstoDeeds

Many thanks to all those who expressed their opinion about the appearance of this blog in my August poll.

Here are the results: you voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new text font, and the new archive format (in two columns as opposed to running down the browser page). So we will stay with it!

I hope you also like the new “Top Posts” list in the left-hand sidebar.


Hot Coffee – film review

I recently came across the film Hot Coffee. For a film essentially about tort law, it is remarkably watchable. ;-)

First-time filmmaker and former public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff used the infamous legal battle that began with a spilled cup of McDonald’s coffee to investigate what is behind America’s zeal for ‘tort reform’ – which , she states, “threatens to restrict the legal rights of everyday citizens and undermine the entire civil justice system“.

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