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Spanish translation: Oficina del defensor del pueblo / Oficina del abogado de oficio

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English term or phrase:Public Defender's office
Spanish translation:Oficina del defensor del pueblo / Oficina del abogado de oficio
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12:40 Jun 22, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: Public Defender's office
Hi,

Could anybody please suggest a translation into Spanish for "Public Defender's office"?
Thanks a lot
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Defensor del pueblo o abogado de oficio
Explanation:
All the colleagues are right, however, what is important here is the meaning or context of the word, as each means something different. Defensor del pueblo is a newly coined term for an official (elected in some countries), and who is completely autonomous. His mission or mandate is to defend the interests of the citizens. i.e. Sue for safer roads, to remove unsafe products from the market, etc. The Abogado de oficio, on the other hand, has the sole responsibility of defending an accused that does not have the funds to retain an attorney. In some countries they work as part of an organization (paid with public or private sector funds), in others, the court assigns an attorney from a list provided by the Bar.

Hope it clarifies the situation somewhat.

Ricardo Martinez de la Torre
Santiago, Chile
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Judy Rojas
Chile
Local time: 18:15
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Muchas gracias
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Summary of answers provided
naDefensor del pueblo o abogado de oficio
Judy Rojas
naver abajo....gregorio ayala
naOFICINA DEL DEFENSOR PUBLICOTelesforo Fernandez
naGABINETE DEL DEFENSOR PUBLICOTelesforo Fernandez
naDespacho del Defensor del Pueblo
Ana Fernandez Presa
naDefensoria de Oficio o Defensoria Publica
Anthony Rivas
naAbogado de Oficio
Carmen Hernaiz
naombudsman
two2tango
naOficina del Defensor del Pueblo
Yolanda Ruiz Luque
naOficina de la Defensoría del Pueblo
Isabel Campos


  

Answers


38 mins
Oficina de la Defensoría del Pueblo


Explanation:
That's the offical name of the Office here (Colombia). Possibly in other countries it may be known as "Oficina de la Defensoría Pública". Good luck.

Isabel Campos
Local time: 16:15
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55 mins
Abogado de Oficio


Explanation:
No creo que sea Defensor del Pueblo, sino Abogado de Oficio. Se puede usar el término abogado público, aunque en España se lo conoce con el primer término. El Abogado de Oficio es un abogado designado por la Corte para defender a clientes que no disponen de recursos para pagar un abogado privado. La traducción quedaría como Oficina (o Despacho) de Abogado de Oficio.

Carmen Hernaiz
Spain
Local time: 22:15
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1 hr
ombudsman


Explanation:
No parece casrtellano , no? Pero así la usamos en Argentina.

two2tango
Argentina
Local time: 18:15
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3 hrs
Oficina del Defensor del Pueblo


Explanation:
Si creo que la traduccion correcta seria Defensor del Pueblo (en Espana) o similar. La equivalencia de Abogado de Oficio en ingles seria Court Appointed Lawyer. Gracias.

Yolanda Ruiz Luque
Local time: 22:15
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4 hrs
Defensoria de Oficio o Defensoria Publica


Explanation:
Defensoria de Oficio es el nombre empleado en Mexico. Ver los diccionarios de Palomar de Miguel y Pina Vara.

Defensoria Publica, cuyo director es el defensor del pueblo, es la denominacion usada en Colombia. Ver el Diccionario Juridico Colombiano de Mario Madrid Malo y el Articulo y el articulo 288 de la Constitucion colombiana de 1991, reformada en 1997.

El sitio WEB indicado corresponde al de la citada Constitucion de Colombia. Ver al articulo 288 donde se senala que el defensor del pueblo dirige la defensoria publica.




    Reference: http://www.georgetown.edu/LatAmerPolitical/Constitutions/Col...
Anthony Rivas
United States
Local time: 16:15
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4 hrs
Despacho del Defensor del Pueblo


Explanation:
En Españana el título es defensior del pueblo y office empresas se usa despacho, (el lugar físico). La oficina se entiende por el conjunto de las instalaciones que contienen varios despachos. Así que según sea el contexto. Si no te indican más, yo me quedaría con la Oficina del Defensor del Pueblo

Ana Fernandez Presa
Spain
Local time: 22:15
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5 hrs
Defensor del pueblo o abogado de oficio


Explanation:
All the colleagues are right, however, what is important here is the meaning or context of the word, as each means something different. Defensor del pueblo is a newly coined term for an official (elected in some countries), and who is completely autonomous. His mission or mandate is to defend the interests of the citizens. i.e. Sue for safer roads, to remove unsafe products from the market, etc. The Abogado de oficio, on the other hand, has the sole responsibility of defending an accused that does not have the funds to retain an attorney. In some countries they work as part of an organization (paid with public or private sector funds), in others, the court assigns an attorney from a list provided by the Bar.

Hope it clarifies the situation somewhat.

Ricardo Martinez de la Torre
Santiago, Chile


Judy Rojas
Chile
Local time: 18:15
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1139
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7 hrs
ver abajo....


Explanation:
defensor de oficio / defensoría de oficio.....

gregorio ayala
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10 hrs
OFICINA DEL DEFENSOR PUBLICO


Explanation:
TALVEZ SRIA ACCEPTABLE.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 02:45
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12 hrs
GABINETE DEL DEFENSOR PUBLICO


Explanation:
TALVEZ ESTA EXPRESION

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 02:45
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