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14:11 Jul 25, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: instructor; secretario; juzgado decano de instrucc
I'm having trouble "locating" this. Letterhead says "Police Headquarters" [Dirección General de la Policía"], comisaria del Centro (which I think is "downtown station").
It's a statement by someone who was involved in a dispute, and it lists an Instructor and a Secretario. Could these be Investigating Judge and Clerk of Court?
Then it goes on to say that certain documents will be sent to the Juzgado Decano de Instrucción de Madrid. All suggestions for "juzgado decano" greatly appreciated.
wendy griswold
Local time: 21:37
English translation:See below
Explanation:
Intructor= juez instructor
Secretario de un tribunal/o un juzgado= clerk or the court; however if it is "secretario judicial = court secretary; officer; recorder; registrar;

Juzgado decano=juzgado de instruccion (magistrate's court) This is what Alcaraz Varo dice acerca de "intruction court: (juazgado de guardia; este termino es la traduccion literal del correspondiente en el derecho europeo; como tales, los juzgados de guardia no existen; son los "magistrates de los magistrates" courts los que hacen la instruccion en su calidad de "examining/committing magistrates"

Happy translating! ;o)
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Maria
Local time: 20:37
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Explanation:
Intructor= juez instructor
Secretario de un tribunal/o un juzgado= clerk or the court; however if it is "secretario judicial = court secretary; officer; recorder; registrar;

Juzgado decano=juzgado de instruccion (magistrate's court) This is what Alcaraz Varo dice acerca de "intruction court: (juazgado de guardia; este termino es la traduccion literal del correspondiente en el derecho europeo; como tales, los juzgados de guardia no existen; son los "magistrates de los magistrates" courts los que hacen la instruccion en su calidad de "examining/committing magistrates"

Happy translating! ;o)


    Diccionario de Terminos Juridicos de Alcaraz Varo/Brian Hughes
Maria
Local time: 20:37
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Many thanks!
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43 mins
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Explanation:
A "juez de instruccion" is a judge who has jurisdiction over the iniial factual stage of a criminal trial, so your "Investigating Judge" is about as close as you're likely to get in English. -- A "secretario" is a senior or head court clerk (the highest court officer below a judge, according to Butterworth), so you're in good shape with "Clerk of the Court." -- Any person or entity described as a "decano" enjoys a certain elevated position or seniority; so "juzgado decano" could be rendered as "Superior Court." When you add "de Instrucción" to the mix, "Juzgado Decano de Instrucción de Madrid" turns into something like "Superior Court of First Instance."




    Butterworth's Spanish <> English Legal Dictionary
Heathcliff
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