The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn – An auberge in the heart of legal London

This post was inspired by the estimable Jonathan Goldberg, who has practiced as an attorney in two languages, taught legal English at a law faculty, and has wide experience in interpreting at depositions in locations across California as well as in court.¹

He suggested that I write a guest post in French for his blog, to spread the word about the #W2D2017 conference, which will take place at Gray’s Inn.

And then I thought – why not publish the history of the venue here too?! So here it is…

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Reporting from London – Why is legal language so complicated?

guest bookFor this guest post, I am delighted to welcome Danaë Hosek-Ugolini, a legal, business & shipping translator and experienced English solicitor who holds a diploma in legal studies from Oxford University and a Master’s in private law from the equally august University of Paris II. Her language pairs are French & Greek into English and Greek & English into French.

Danaë has kindly agreed to report on a recent event in London that I’m sure will interest you all.

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Guest post – Uso y el abuso de la voz pasiva en el lenguaje jurídico

babel14Today I am delighted to celebrate the Day of Multilingual Blogging by welcoming some faithful WordstoDeeds readers – Ruth Gámez González and Fernando Cuñado de Castro, who are freelance translators specializing in Law and Finance from English to Spanish.

guest bookThey have been working together since 2008 and run a really helpful and informed blog named “El jurista-lingüista” ( Ruth is a law graduate and a translation and interpreting graduate, and is also a sworn translator for the English language appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Fernando is a law graduate and holds an MBA. They both teach legal translation at Universidad de Comillas in Madrid. They say that they like to call themselves 🙂 “lawyer-linguists”.

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Guest post – Legal translation…Why faster isn’t always better

guest bookToday I am very excited to share with you a post that, in my opinion, really sums up a great deal of best practice when buying legal translation.

The post is by Cynthia Hazleton, J.D., who is licensed to practice law in Ohio, and also has two Master’s Degrees – one in French, and one in French Translation. Cynthia has worked in the translation departments of Ernst & Young and the French Ministry of Justice, both in Paris. She teaches French Legal, Commercial and Diplomatic Translation at Kent State University, USA, and also has her own legal translation business.

Over to you Cynthia!

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