ATA webinar – Translating civil procedure from Spanish into English

I just came across this very interesting webinar organized by the American Translators Association (ATA) – and thought you might be interested.

You can register online here, and if you miss it, a recording of the webinar can be purchased after the event.

Here is their description:

In this 60-minute webinar, attorney and translator Tom West will examine the terminology of a civil lawsuit in Mexico and compare it with the terms used in the U.S. and other Spanish-speaking countries. The presentation will cover the framework of civil procedure including the pre-filing stage, pleadings, evidence (pruebas), types of judgments (sentencias), and appeals (recursos). Typical phrases used in filings and how to translate them will be included in the webinar discussion.

About the Presenter

After five years of practicing law with a large Atlanta law firm, presenter Tom West founded Intermark Language Services in 1995. Intermark recently celebrated its 16th year in business and is widely recognized as the go-to firm for legal and financial translations.

Tom received his B.A. degree in French and English from the University of Mississippi summa cum laude and his M.A. in German from Vanderbilt University, where he was a Harold Stirling Vanderbilt fellow. He earned his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law. He was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1990.

From 2001 to 2003, Tom served as ATA President. He has conducted seminars on legal translation throughout Europe and Latin America. He is the author of the Spanish-English Dictionary of Law and Business (2nd ed. 2011) and is ATA certified for translation from French, Spanish, and German into English.”

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