Last week I had the opportunity of meeting the author of an excellent book entitled “Legal English : Niezbędnik przyszłego prawnika“. The book, with a Polish focus as the title indicates, teaches legal English for a range of areas of law including: family, inheritance, property, contract, employment, financial, tax, and criminal law, as well as European law, public international law and constitutional law, and more. Continue reading
Hot topics will include paralegal education and legal English challenges in cross-border business litigation.
The Białystok Legal English Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Białystok, Poland is organising its second workshop for teachers, translators and interpreters of Legal English: “Share & Gain“, to take place from 8-9 September 2016. The workshops bring together experienced and inexperienced teachers, translators and interpreters of Legal English to share their knowledge, ideas and experience.
A summer course “International Legal Practice” is to be held from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th September 2013, at Worcester College, University of Oxford, UK, for lawyers, judges and business professionals. This is the third year that the course has been run, and in 2011 and 2012, it attracted over 60 lawyers, judges and accountants from across Europe, Turkey and Ukraine.
Thanks to Richard Delaney, of City University, London and his Twitter feed, I have just discovered a fantastic resource produced by Eversheds (an international law firm headquartered in London, with 45 offices in 28 countries).
The 140-page guide, entitled Legal Drafting in English: The big picture on the small print, downloadable in PDF form free of charge, is a mine of information.
In this post, I offer a brief summary of two examinations available for (generally non-native) students of the law and legal professionals, and which might be of interest to translators too.