The European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) has produced, with the support of the European Union, a number of great handbooks on legal language, aimed at judicial cooperation across the Member States.
They are free to download, and contain introductions about vocabulary and syntax, summaries of points of law, and exercises for learners on each area, with a glossary and answer key.
I think they may be *very* useful for translators, lawyers working internationally, and many others, in addition to the judges for whom they were originally intended.
At present (I am reliably informed that more are in the pipeline), the handbooks comprise:
- Language for judicial cooperation in criminal matters (English and French)
- Language for judicial cooperation in civil matters (for English and French)
- Language for Human Rights EU law (English)
- The Language of Cybercrime (English)
- The Language of Competition Law (English and French)
You can download them directly by clicking on each area of law above. Enjoy! 🙂