The German network of the UK association ITI has organised a three-part webinar series which examines the basics of German and English contract law, fundamental principles, practical challenges in translation, specific requirements when translating legal texts, pitfalls and approaches.
Although the first webinar is now past and was fully booked, the organisers have reopened applications, having decided that they can accommodate another 8 attendees, who will be able to watch the recording of the first session and take part in the remainder of the sessions. Continue reading
If you work with the Polish <> English combination you cannot miss this! The eminent legal translation scholar Łucja Biel is also a great presenter and trainer.
The free webinar will focus on company law: new terminology and translation-related issues in English<>Polish translations and is organised by the Polish Network of the UK’s Institute of Translation and Interpreting. Continue reading
Tomorrow, Friday 16 April 2021, 9.00 – 12.30 (EEST) there is a webinar entitled “Legal Translation in the 21st Century” which will be live-streamed from Romania. It forms part of the European Commission’s “Translating Europe” workshop series.
It will cover the following areas: Continue reading
As regular readers will know, the curator of this blog is not keen on putting herself in the limelight. However, those wiser than me insist that I should bring to your attention a couple of my recent publications. This is done in a spirit of improving things for our profession, and certainly not as advertising – if anyone has ever made money from scholarly writing please let me know… 😉 Continue reading
Below is an updated list of journals that publish articles about legal translation and legal interpreting or more generally about language and law.
In keeping with the field of translation, the journals listed below include papers in a variety of languages.
Of course, relevant papers may also be found in other journals dealing with other related topics such as corpus linguistics, lexicography, terminology, international business studies, and so forth. Conference proceedings may also contain articles of interest, as may publications by professional bodies such as translators’ or lawyers’ associations. Institutions also make available publications from time to time. There are also online magazines covering language issues, e.g. Slator or Babel, and covering the law e.g. ABA Journal or Lexology.
Please feel free to write in with others that you feel are worth sharing.
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
The Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission has launched a public consultation entitled “Training of justice professionals on EU law – From evaluation to the new 2019-2025 strategy“.
The Commission states:
“This consultation is open to all citizens and stakeholders interested in the future European judicial training strategy. […] The justice professionals are the practitioners involved in the justice system such as judges, prosecutors, court staff, bailiffs or enforcement officers, lawyers, notaries, mediators, legal interpreters and translators, court experts, prison management and staff, probation officers.
The European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association (EULITA) is organising its annual conference, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Association of Interpreters & Translators (AIT), entitled “Status and Recognition of Legal Interpreters and Translators Today“, from 16 to 17 March 2018.
The FIT Task Force for Legal Translation and Interpreting (LTI) in cooperation with ATICOM – Fachverband der Berufsübersetzer und Berufsdolmetscher e.V. under the auspices of the International Federation of Translators (FIT) is organising the 13th International Legal Forum FIT-ILF 2018 entitled “Legal Translation and Interpreting in a Changing World: Technology – Outsourcing – Shifts” from 6-8 September 2018 in Bonn, Germany.
eCPD Webinars is offering a webinar entitled “Specialising in Legal Translation” on 6 March 2018 at 11am UK time, presented by panel chair of #W2D2018, Andrew Leigh. The webinar promises to be great – see topics below – and Andrew will be profiling experienced legal translators too.