Thankfully more and more legal translation events are being organised, as yesterday’s post pointed out.
In fact next week there are two legal translation events coming up which look to be interesting:
What exactly is legal translation?
Next week (8/12/2016) IALS/SOAS are jointly hosting a seminar entitled ‘What exactly is legal translation?’ presented by Dr. Juliette Scott of wordstodeeds fame and a key advocate of the importance of professionalising legal translation and improving quality in the sector. The seminar will be looking at “what [legal translation] is, where it happens and the risks involved”.
This legal translation event will take place in central London and admission is free, though you do need to book in advance.
5th annual Lawyer-Linguists virtual event
Next Thursday (8/12) also happens to be the date of the 5th annual Lawyer-Linguists virtual event, an online legal translation event aimed at those utilising their professional qualifications in law and translation to provide legal translation and interpreting services. According to the event’s website some of the topics to be discussed are:
- Pro Bono Opportunities for Lawyer-Linguists
- Working as a Lawyer-Linguist for the European Court of Justice (Freelancers and In-House)
- The Lawyer-Linguist as CEO
- Maintaining a Law Practice as a Lawyer-Linguist
- The Lawyer-Linguist as Interpreter
- Foreign Language Document Review: The State of the Industry
- Training for Lawyer-Linguists
Registration for the event is free.
Words to Deeds Conference 2017: Legal translation to the next level
February 2017 also sees the Words to Deeds Conference 2017: Legal translation to the next level, which will be hosted in central London.
As a complement to the conference itself, there will also be a series of pre- and post-conference events by leading practitioners and academics in the field of legal translation, covering corpus linguistics and its relationship to legal translation, bijuralism and bilingual drafting, and legal translation of EU texts. More information about this conference and the side events can be found on the Words to Deeds blog and conference website.