With apologies for short notice (only just received from the organizers): the final programme for the Translating and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2022 is now available. The forum runs from 11 to 12 November 2022.
There are legal translation tracks, and some really eminent speakers. Continue reading
I’m delighted to share with you this piece on sustainable finance – following on from the same author’s introduction to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Continue reading
Today I am delighted and honoured to welcome Professor James Archibald for his insights into a burning current issue in Québec, Canada.
You will find his bio at the end of this post.
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Lawyers and translators will rejoice as markets are set to expand. Bill 96 will most likely pass. Continue reading
Today’s guest post is a light-touch introduction to the pretty heavy subject of company formation – tying in quite well to the book on legal personality that I posted about last week. Continue reading
Today I am really pleased to be able to offer you a post in French, by Manuela Ciuruc. She has some interesting suggestions about working with agencies.
Manuela is a translator and lawyer-linguist who works in French, Romanian and English. She has worked for large international groups, and took the prestigious Masters juriste-linguiste at the University of Poitiers, as well as a Masters in Translation Studies. She worked on the translation of the Romanian Code of Civil Procedure.
The full title of the post is “Traduction du contenu juridique – le juste milieu entre rigueur intellectuelle et impératifs commerciaux (Faudrait-il toujours imposer les principes de qualité en traduction juridique en tant qu’indépendant, lorsque votre collaborateur direct n’y semble pas intéressé ?)“.
Over to you Manuela! (And don’t forget everyone, posts in other languages are most welcome on this blog!) Continue reading
It gives me great pleasure to welcome Mariano Vitetta, a law academic and legal translator originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. After completing an LL.M. in Comparative Law, Mariano is now a Research Associate at the Center of Civil Law Studies, Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in the United States. His current project is translating the Louisiana Civil Code into Spanish.
Today I am delighted to welcome Ignacio Sanchez-Roman Plañiol, a Spanish lawyer-linguist who works in the Legal Department of the European Central Bank. This post is, however, in an entirely personal capacity.
Over to you, Ignacio.
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As you know, this blog features Guest Posts from time to time, so I’d like to remind you all that you are most welcome to submit your ideas.
It would be lovely to give a voice to some of my loyal readers – and new ones too of course.
My only criterion is that posts need to be within the scope of the blog – i.e. something connected with translation and the law. Posts do *not* need to be in English, au contraire !
Half a billion people in emerging countries have no access to reading glasses. Countless million Americans go to the countries where glasses are needed. What if each traveler brought a pair of readers with them and gave them to the first person they saw that needed them? What if that person was YOU?
For this guest post I am pleased to welcome John O’Shea, a highly experienced Greek-English legal translator with a background in law, for his insights into the challenges and pitfalls of legal translation. He also describes how he went into translation, his views on the best ways to specialize in this field, and the particularities of legal translation when a language of limited diffusion such as Greek is involved.
John is currently on the European Board of FIT (the International Federation of Translators), and also has been a university lecturer. Continue reading