Today I am delighted to hand over to Nelia Fahloun, who translates from English and Spanish into French, specialising in corporate communications and legal translation, with a strong focus on international law and justice. Nelia is kindly reporting for us on a new legal translation initiative recently launched by Frédéric Houbert – the Café traduction juridique. To find out more, read on!
Category Archives: Guest posts
Simplification de contrats: que faire avec les définitions?
I am delighted to introduce Stéphanie Roy, a language advisor that I was lucky enough to see presenting live about a month ago (thoroughly recommended). Stéphanie is a lawyer (Avocate de l’année – Leader de demain du Jeune Barreau de Montréal no less!) and the co-founder of En Clair, a Quebec consultancy which works with companies, banks, organizations and law firms on making documents clearer and more effective.
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Meet the linguists: the new French government is packing some pretty intimidating skills
The following post was first published in the great blog The Conversation – a not-for-profit initiative which shares knowledge from universities with a global public audience. It is reproduced here under their Creative Commons licence.
Team Macron is ready to talk. You pick the language.
Why investing in linguistic & cultural mediation would pay off for business
Décidément, this week’s posts have quite a French leaning. Today I wanted to share with you a recent article by Eléonore Mandel, Professeur en Management Interculturel, École de Management de Normandie, about how intercultural issues are crucial for business. It includes some #awkward# examples of French-Japanese misunderstanding – and shows why professional language-intercultural practitioners are so needed in the corporate world. Continue reading
Law firm with a solid approach to legal translation
My ears pricked up (well, my eyes) when I saw a tweet by the relatively new blog Slator, ostensibly about NMT (Neural Machine Translation).
Head of #t9n at law firm @WinklerPartners says NMT not sufficiently developed for use in much of their #xl8 work
So I clicked through, and was pleasantly surprised to find an article which contains interesting insights into a law firm that respects the legal translator’s role.
Life as a Parliamentary archivist
Today it is my pleasure to interview Mari Takayanagi, who has worked in the Parliamentary Archives in London in various roles including public services, outreach, preservation and access, since 2000. She has a particular interest in the history of women and Parliament, and is currently involved in projects to mark 100 years of women and the vote in 2018, and women in the law in 2019.
New special issue on Quality in Legal Translation (open access)
The latest issue of The Journal of Specialised Translation (JoSTrans) is now available, including, amongst other things, articles on: the skills needed for legal translation; written translation in criminal proceedings as a separate right; translating in the EU environment; translating the names of official bodies; quality assurance; assessment; and stakeholder involvement in quality.
Guest post – NDA checklist
This guest post is the second time (see here for the first) I have had the pleasure of welcoming 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. Continue reading
What exactly is… un avocat?
Interested in how legal professions are structured in France ? If you are confused by the terms « avocat », « avoué », and « conseil »… then read on !
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 le-mot-juste-en-anglais.com, 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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