iPad app – TransLegal dictionary

This electronic dictionary of law in English could be useful to both non-native lawyers and translators. Don’t be fooled by the clear and simply written definitions – it contains plenty to content even those with a high level of English – as an example have a look at the screenshot below showing collocating words and phrases for “proximate cause” in context.

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A selection of useful iPad apps

The rise of iPad adoption by legal professionals (see this article and this survey) is largely because it is so light and easy to carry around. The tablet can also be a useful way for translators to store and access a wide selection of documentary resources, including (heavy!) dictionaries offline wherever they are. In the academic world, uptake seems more limited for the moment, but there is a wealth of tools that researchers could take advantage of, as you will see below.

Hopefully this post will give you a few new ideas. I have included only those apps that I find really useful, but of course there are many more, including in other languages. Do share your favourites with us by adding a comment below this post or sending me an email. Continue reading