The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts

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Start time:May 14, 2013 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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* May 14 The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts

* May 21 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 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.

Further development:

May 21 The Language of Legal Correspondence: Reading and Understanding Legal Communications



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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 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.
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.

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Virtual platform system requirements
For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 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: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 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 (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

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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.
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The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts

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The next live session of "The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts" webinar will be held on May 14, 2013. Seats are still available but are limited to 20 registrants. This webinar has been approved for two (2) American Translators Association Continuing Education (CE) points. Sign up now, as seats are limited: http://www.proz.com/trans... See more
The next live session of "The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts" webinar will be held on May 14, 2013. Seats are still available but are limited to 20 registrants. This webinar has been approved for two (2) American Translators Association Continuing Education (CE) points. Sign up now, as seats are limited: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/7711-the_language_of_contracts:_reading_and_understanding_contractsCollapse


 

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Save $10 USD on next live session of "The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts" webinar to be held on May 14, 2013. Purchase now for $89 USD (regular price $99 USD). Seats are still available but are limited to 20 registrants. This webinar has been approved for two (2) American Translators Association Continuing Education (CE) points.

 

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Save $10 USD on the next live session of "The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts" webinar to be held on May 14, 2013. Purchase now for $89 USD (regular price $99 USD). Seats are still available but are limited to 25 registrants. This webinar has been approved for two (2) American Translators Association Continuing Education (CE) points. This is a live-only session. Thank you to all who have already registered.

 

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ATA CE pointsMay 14, 2013

Dear Suzanne,

I want to register for this training, but I can't use the ATA CE points at the moment as I cannot be a member as long as I am an Iranian national. However, I may be able to do so in the future if I become a citizen of another country. Will I be able to use those points later?

Thanks in advance for your prompt reply.

Best,
Hossein


 

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Course materialMay 14, 2013

In can't download course material though I have paid. This is the message I receive "You have not pruchased access to this course. To buy access to this session, please visit http://www.proz.com/training/self-paced-training/"

 
Course materialMay 14, 2013

lndze wrote:

In can't download course material though I have paid. This is the message I receive "You have not pruchased access to this course. To buy access to this session, please visit http://www.proz.com/training/self-paced-training/"


Hello lndze,

Thanks for lettings me know. It should work fine now. Please submit a support request http://www.proz.com/support/ if you need further assistance. Thank you!

My bests,
Helen


 

Suzanne Deliscar Identity Verified
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ATA CE pointsSep 25, 2013

Hossein Emami wrote:

Dear Suzanne,

I want to register for this training, but I can't use the ATA CE points at the moment as I cannot be a member as long as I am an Iranian national. However, I may be able to do so in the future if I become a citizen of another country. Will I be able to use those points later?

Thanks in advance for your prompt reply.

Best,
Hossein


Hello Hossein,

I was just notified of your message now, my apologies for the delay in replying. I suggest you contact the ATA regarding your question at certification@atanet.org, as the Certification Department would determine when and if you can use this accumulated ATA CE points.

Suzanne Deliscar


 

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