The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts

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Topics: Approved for ATA points
Legal translation

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Language:English
Duration:120 minutes
Summary:Everything you need to know to be able to effectively analyze and translate standard contract terms.
Description
This two hour course will dissect the standard clauses and terminology found in legal contracts. This is an advanced course for experienced legal translators.

This webinar has been approved for two (2) American Translators Association Continuing Education (CE) points.

Course program:

* The language of contracts, reading and understanding contracts, Standard Contract Clauses
* Effectively using shall, shall not, must and will.
* Words and phrases that don’t belong in legal documents.
* Archaic terms in legal English (hereinafter, therein, etc…) and other terms of reference. Wordformation
* Keeping contract provisions readable and clear (reducing average sentence length)
* How to organize a contract and use definitions effectively.
* Identifying conditional contract clauses.



Some feedback from others on this course's trainer:

"I really enjoyed the course. Suzanne is an excellent instructor, she certainly knows what she is talking about and provides very helpful and practical examples of legal drafting/translating.
It gave me a broad overview of the whole sequence of legal processes and communications and their individual function.
I believe this is essential for translators working in the legal field and it greatly contributes to a successful result. Thank you, Suzanne! "
Deborah Lüdi




"Suzanne's explanations and examples are clear and easy to follow despite the very specific context."
Heather Allsopp




"I thoroughly enjoy Suzanne's style and method of teaching. She's well knowledgeable on the subject. Thumb up!"
Alexis Songe Dinanga



Target audience
Experienced legal translators who are interested in learning more about contracts in order to increase their comprehension and drafting skills while translating.
Learning objectives
This advanced course 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 contract clauses in their target language(s). At the end of this course attendees will be able to identify the various standard clauses in a contract. Course attendees will receive multiple precedent contracts, as well as a course workbook.
Prerequisites
None.
Program
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* The language of contracts, reading and understanding contracts, Standard Contract Clauses
* Effectively using shall, shall not, must and will.
* Words and phrases that don’t belong in legal documents.
* Archaic terms in legal English (hereinafter, therein, etc…) and other terms of reference. Wordformation
* Keeping contract provisions readable and clear (reducing average sentence length)
* How to organize a contract and use definitions effectively.
* Identifying conditional contract clauses.
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)


For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Join from Android

• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store



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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.
Comments about this course

The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts

Anastasia Naoumi
Germany
Local time: 12:26
Member (Mar 2018)
English to Greek
+ ...
Question for non-native speakers of EnglishSep 29

I would like to ask, is this webinar suitable for translators who are not native speakers of English? Ι translate contracts from English into Greek, does the webinar provide clarification on terminology and information that may benefit translators who work from English into their native language?

Thank you very much in advance!


 

Suzanne Deliscar Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 06:26
Member (2009)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Useful for Non-Native Speakers of EnglishOct 5

Hello Anastasia,

Thank you for your comment. Yes, the webinar is beneficial for translators who work into or from English.

Suzanne Deliscar


 

Allyson McKay Scaramella
New Zealand
Local time: 00:26
Member (2012)
Italian to English
+ ...
Webinar available later as is running 3am my timeNov 9

Hi,
Will the webinar be available for viewing at a later time? It's running at 3 a.m. my time.
Many thanks.
Allyson


 
Webinar available later as is running 3am my timeNov 13

Allyson McKay Scaramella wrote:

Hi,
Will the webinar be available for viewing at a later time? It's running at 3 a.m. my time.
Many thanks.
Allyson


Hi Allyson,

I am afraid the session wont be conducted any more. The series will no longer be available starting next year.

Please note that the webinar will be recorded. Even if you do not attend the life session you will get: a certificate of attendance; unlimited access to the webinar recording; unlimited access to the multiple handouts. Should you have further questions to the trainer, you are welcome to contact the trainer after the webinar.

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

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