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On 7 & 8 October 2011, around 190 linguists and legal professionals from 32 countries gathered in Lisbon, Portugal to attend an international conference organized by Tradulinguas in collaboration with the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Issues covered included comparative law, technology and e-resources, methods at the EU, and terminology, presented by speakers from all over Europe and beyond. The conference was a forum for much stimulating debate.
Here is the view of one attendee: http://blog.philippahammond.net/2011/10/24/tradulinguas-international-legal-translation-conference-lisbon/
Details of the conference can be found here: http://www.tradulinguas.com/conf-juridica/index.htm
As a legal translator for the last twenty years and currently researching a PhD on a methodology for legal terminology, I am passionate about building bridges – both between academia and practice, and between translators and legal professionals.
I hope to make this blog a forum for a wide range of topics in these fields, and will also be inviting guests to write entries for the blog. Do let me know what you think!