The Language of Legal Correspondence: Reading and Understanding Legal Communications

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Legal translation

Course summary
Start time:Mar 26, 2015 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 120 minutes.

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Even if you do not attend the online session you will still have unlimited access to the video recording and training materials within one working week after the course.

The webinar can be purchased individually, but if you wish to participate in all sessions from the bundle you might wish to purchase two online sessions as a complete package at a special price.


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Language:English
Summary:Everything you need to know to be able to effectively analyze and translate standard legal correspondence.
Description
This two hour course will dissect the standard components and terminology found in a variety of legal correspondence.

Course program:

* How to effectively frame and organize legal writing
* Basic grammar and style rules - using correct grammar to enhance clarity.
* Using plain language.
* Complex language structures in legal documents; the use of the passive voice; reported speech and common collocations in legal discourse; phrasal verbs and prepositions
* The structuring of: letters of advice, legal opinions, letters-before-action, reports, memorandums, e-mails and legal briefs
Target audience
Experienced legal translators who are interested in learning more about legal correspondence in order to increase their comprehension and drafting skills while translating.
Learning objectives
This advanced will analyze the structure of legal contracts in order to assist legal translators. It is designed for experienced translators who will learn how to draft legal correspondence in their target language(s). At the end of this course attendees will be able to identify the various standard components in legal correspondence. Course attendees will receive multiple precedents, as well as a course workbook.

This course is approved for two (2) American Translators Association Continuing Education points.
Prerequisites
None.
Program
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* How to effectively frame and organize legal writing
* Basic grammar and style rules - using correct grammar to enhance clarity.
* Using plain language.
* Complex language structures in legal documents; the use of the passive voice; reported speech and common collocations in legal discourse; phrasal verbs and prepositions
* The structuring of: letters of advice, legal opinions, demand letters, reports, memorandums, e-mails and legal briefs
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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Virtual platform system requirements

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 4.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (700Kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.

Important: Those that purchase a seat in advance may be able to pay an "early bird" or cheaper price, and those that confirm participation later or last minute, may likely get to pay a higher fee. In some training sessions a price increase based on the number of registrants may also apply, i.e. the first 15 registered pay one price, the next 10 pay a a slightly higher price etc.

Early payment is advised in order to secure participation and help reach the course minimum participation - unfortunately, courses may occasionally be cancelled or rescheduled, if the confirmed participation in advance is very low.
Trainer
 Suzanne Deliscar    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Suzanne Deliscar is both a lawyer and a Spanish and French to English translator. A graduate of McMaster University with a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Latin American Studies, and a minor in Science, Technology and Public Policy in 2000, Ms. Deliscar went on to obtain a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2003. Ms. Deliscar was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 2004 and has been actively practicing law on a full-time basis since that time. As a lawyer-linguist, Suzanne focuses on official document and legal translation, and also trains fellow language professionals in the areas of marketing and legal translation.
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The Language of Legal Correspondence: Reading and Understanding Legal Communications

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Where can I book the March 26 course only?Mar 19, 2015

Dear Sir or Madam,

Where can I book the course on May 26 advertised for 23.00 USD = 21.5468 EUR?

Many thanks,
Kristina Götz


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Where can I book the March 26 course only?Mar 19, 2015

Kristina Goetz wrote:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Where can I book the course on May 26 advertised for 23.00 USD = 21.5468 EUR?

Many thanks,
Kristina Götz


Hello Kristina,

Thank you for your interest in training at ProZ.com.

May I ask you to send a link to the session you are referring to through the Support Center, http://www.proz.com/support/ It will help me to look further into the issue. Thanks in advance.

My bests,
Helen


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