The Language of Legal Correspondence: Reading and Understanding Legal Communications

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Legal translation

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* November 29 The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts

* December 6 The Language of Legal Correspondence: Reading and Understanding Legal Communications



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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
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 legal correspondence 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 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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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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• 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.
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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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