Last year I spoke at the ELIA Together 2020 conference, exploring the question of whether legal translators are liable for the translations they do. The results presented were based on a survey carried out among around 260 professional legal translators. The main finding is that liability appears to lie elsewhere.
The presentation can be found here.
So the search for liability in the legal translation sector goes on.
This year I’ll be talking at ELIA Together 2021 about whether language service companies (LSCs) that offer legal translation services are ever found liable for the legal translations they do. Again it’s based on a survey of LSCs.
If you’re an LSC or know an LSC that provides legal translation, consider encouraging them to fill out the survey. It can be found here.