#W2D2018 Registration closing soon & CPD points

To avoid disappointment, this post is to remind anyone thinking of attending the conference #W2D2018 The Value of Legal Translation Professionals that registration closes next week on 23 December 2017 (or earlier if capacity is reached).

We have just had the excellent news that the conference and pre-conference workshops have been approved by the American Translators’ Association (ATA) for a total of 10 (ten) CPD (Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development) points. Continue reading

Call for Papers – Jurilinguistics II, Seville, Spain

After a successful first edition in 2016, the organisers have decided to continue their initiative in jurilinguistics, looking at “professionalisation in language and law and exploring new areas of study and research”.

The conference, entitled Jurilingüística II: Enfoques Interdisciplinarios en el Estudio de la Lengua y el Derecho / Jurilinguistics II: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Language and Law, will take place at Universidad Pablo de Olavide Seville, Spain, from 25-26 October 2018.

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Book publication – Handbook on notarial deeds (FR/ES)

Today it is a pleasure to inform you of the recent publication of a comparative study of notarial deeds issued in the French and Spanish legal systems “Manual de traducción jurada de documentos notariales en materia de sucesiones entre los sistemas jurídicos francés y español“.

It is intended for legal and certified translators, lecturers and researchers in the field of Legal Translation Studies, and for comparatists and notaries public wishing to consolidate their thematic competence on civil law and, specifically, on French and Spanish notarial and inheritance law. Continue reading

Conference – Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics), Kołobrzeg, Poland

The Institute of Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland is holding its 12th Conference on Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics). This year the event is in collaboration with the School of Maritime Studies, Kołobrzeg, Poland and Kołobrzeg will be the venue. The conference will run from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June 2017.

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What exactly is legal translation?

In the article below I wanted to provide some insights into the arcane world of the legal translator. The aim was to have some kind of go-to text that I could send people who have no idea what the profession is all about.

I hope readers will find it useful – some may find it informative depending on their backgrounds, and I would encourage any readers who feel that it could help to raise others’ awareness to share the post liberally. It’s all about roaring, don’t forget! 😉

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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 at law firm says NMT not sufficiently developed for use in much of their 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.

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