Official gazettes are not usually light reading. 😋 However, in Belgium recently, the Moniteur Belge hit the headlines all over Europe thanks to a recipe for asparagus and cheese gratin finding its way into the text.
It seems that when updating an Arrêté royal amending an earlier law on the price of medicines, somebody managed to accidentally paste in a recipe for Asperges au gratin. 🤣 Continue reading
Anyone who reads French will enjoy the latest book from the estimable and brilliant Frédéric Houbert. Those of you who attended the workshops at the 2018 WordstoDeeds conference will have been fascinated by his wide-ranging joint presentation with Louis Beaudoin on dictionaries at the iconic Reuters building. Continue reading
The Legal Task Force of the International Federation of Translators is organising a webinar on 25 june 2021 at 5 pm (CEST), entitled “Legal Translation and Interpreting – The impact of the pandemic“.
The panel will discuss impacts in the various regions of FIT.
For the link to join the webinar click here.
Think this might be particularly relevant for certain meetings… 😋
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Enjoy your week! Continue reading
The Court of Justice of the European Union is seeking Freelance Translators through framework contracts for the translation of legal texts into certain official languages of the European Union.
The most recent procurement round concerns Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, and Swedish, and notices for other languages have also been issued. Continue reading
With almost British understatement, the courthouse of Galveston, Texas, has issued the following rules for attorneys.
No shorts, however.
Having seen the announcement a few days ago by the World Health Organization (WHO) to adopt letters from the Greek alphabet to label key variants of SARS-CoV-2 as a way of avoid place names and the stigma and discrimination attached to that, I thought a post on recent terminological guidance might be useful. Continue reading
Yale Law School, through the lifelong learning platform Coursera, offers a comprehensive overview of contract law in the United States. Each lecture is based on one or more common law cases, integrating legal doctrines with policy discussions. The course also covers key sections from the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which governs the sale of goods. Continue reading
A French Monday smile today – think it is one that crosses borders… 😊 Wish there was a female version alongside it though.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent poll. 😊 Friday and Saturday are the most popular days and 3 pm – 6 pm CET is the most popular time. With that in mind, dates for the individual masterclasses have been arranged with the speakers and will be held on 25 June, 24 July, 17 September, 15 October and 20 November 2021 (see detailed programme here).
So we are pleased to announce that registration for the events is now open! Access the dedicated booking page here.
As a reminder, the Masterclasses are designed for all legal translators irrespective of their working language combinations, and will be accredited for CE/CPD points. In addition to a presentation by an expert speaker, there will be ample opportunity for discussion and exchanges with colleagues in two ways: themed breakout rooms, and all attendees together (like the “Table Workshops” for those of you who attended the Conferences).
Looking forward very much to our community getting back together again for constructive debate and interesting exchanges!