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

British Spanish Law Association – Annual Conference

madridThe British Spanish Law Association (BSLA) is holding its Annual Conference in Madrid, Spain from 19-21 May 2016, at the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid.

The interactive two and a half day event has been designed to provide delegates with the up to date knowledge and tools needed to successfully look after their international Anglo-Spanish clients, and includes case studies, panel discussions and networking.

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Legislation – translating in a vacuum

Today I would like to present a guest post from Rob Lunn, an English legal translator working in Spain. Rob blogs over at Legally Yours from Spain, and in particular has shared his experience about studying for City University London’s legal translation MA. The post was originally published on Rob’s blog in a slightly different form.

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ATA webinar – Translating civil procedure from Spanish into English

I just came across this very interesting webinar organized by the American Translators Association (ATA) – and thought you might be interested.

You can register online here, and if you miss it, a recording of the webinar can be purchased after the event.

Here is their description:

In this 60-minute webinar, attorney and translator Tom West will examine the terminology of a civil lawsuit in Mexico and compare it with the terms used in the U.S. and other Spanish-speaking countries. The presentation will cover the framework of civil procedure including the pre-filing stage, pleadings, evidence (pruebas), types of judgments (sentencias), and appeals (recursos). Typical phrases used in filings and how to translate them will be included in the webinar discussion.

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