Conference – Transius 2022, Geneva

The Centre for Legal and Institutional Translation Studies (Transius) will hold its next international conference from 27 to 29 June 2022 in collaboration with IAMLADP’s Universities Contact Group (UCG). The conference will provide a forum for dialogue between scholars and practitioners with a common interest in legal translation and institutional translation settings more generally. It illustrates the Centre’s commitment to fostering international cooperation and advocating translation quality in the field. Continue reading

Forum – Ethics and Professionalism in Translation and Interpreting

The Ewha Research Institute for Translation Studies (ERITS), Korea Legislation Research Institute (KLRI), and the National Assembly Library of the Republic of Korea (NANET) are co-hosting the 2021 Seoul International Forum on Translation and Interpreting (IFTI) online on 15 July 2021.

“The theme of the 2021 Seoul IFTI is ’Ethics and Professionalism in Translation and Interpreting’. Ethics and professionalism are critical issues in the practice, training and research of translation and interpreting as they cut across various aspects of the translation and interpreting profession, including service quality, roles and responsibilities of translators and interpreters, working conditions, rights and advocacy, industry and market practices as well as translation and interpreting education and training. Continue reading

Free webinar – Legal Translation and Interpreting – The impact of the pandemic

The Legal Task Force of the International Federation of Translators is organising a webinar on 25 june 2021 at 5 pm (CEST), entitled “Legal Translation and Interpreting – The impact of the pandemic“.

The panel will discuss impacts in the various regions of FIT.

For the link to join the webinar click here.

 

 

Upcoming news!

By popular demand, following on the success of the two WordstoDeeds Conferences, I’m delighted to announce a series of online Masterclasses for 2021.

The plan is for a series of Masterclasses every year on various aspects of legal translation. “The Benefits of Professionalization” is the theme for 2021. Five 3-hour online Masterclasses will take place – in June, July, September, October and November 2021. Continue reading

Contract law translation series (DE-EN / EN-DE)

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

Webinar – Company law in Polish/English translations

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

Stop Press! Legal Translation in the 21st Century webinar

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.

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Legal translation publications by me

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

Compendium of journals on Legal Translation & Interpreting / Language & Law

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.

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Guest post – The challenges and pitfalls of legal translation

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