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Lawyer-Linguist virtual event 2013

Dec 10, 2013



Panel

The Lawyer-Linguist as CEO

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Schedule:This session ended at 14:20
Description:Some lawyer-linguists combine their language, legal and business skills to start language service companies. This panel will discuss how they created their agencies, what they look for in freelance translators and interpreters, and how to build up your profile to work for agencies specializing in legal translations.
Language(s):English
Speakers:Suzanne Deliscar — Moderator
Ms. Deliscar was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. As principal of Suzanne E. Deliscar, Lawyer-Linguist, she focuses on matters involving both legal and language issues. Her practice was created through the combination of her language skills in French and Spanish and the practice of law in a variety of areas, including civil litigation, wills & estates, corporate/commercial, and family law.

Ms. Deliscar has extensive experience in the translation of a variety of legal documents. She has extensive experience in the translation of official documents, and has reviewed, analyzed and abstracted over 500 Spanish language contracts for a large multinational corporation. Ms. Deliscar is also experienced in providing document review in French.

Suzanne Deliscar is also the developer and presenter of over 13 popular translator training webinar programs in the areas of legal translation, official document translation, and marketing for translators and interpreters. She is also the founder of the Lawyer-Linguists Forum, an online community of lawyer-linguists which fosters discussion and exchange in an effort to improve awareness and growth of the profession.

Ms. Deliscar has been heavily involved in the community through her mission work in Haiti, as well as holding various positions locally, regionally, nationally and internationally within her church community. Ms. Deliscar has also hosted numerous “Ask the Lawyer” Days in banks and for community organizations.

Ms. Deliscar is a former member of the following organizations:
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Rotary Club of Bramalea
  • The Mentoring Partnership
  • Ms. Deliscar is a current member of the following organizations:
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • American Translators Association
  • International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters
  • Proz.com Certified Pro Network – Spanish>English
  • Specialities
  • legal translation
  • official document translation
  • foreign language contract abstraction
  • foreign language document review
  • legal services in Spanish and French (including Civil Litigation, Wills and Estates, and Family Law)
  • Education: - B.A. Latin American Studies and History, Minor in Science, Technology and Public Policy, McMaster University, 2000
    - Advanced Spanish, Semester Abroad, Universidad de Chile, 1999
    - LL.B. University of Windsor, 2003

    Bar Admittances:
    - Ontario Bar, 2004

    Languages:
    - French
    - Spanish
    Bartosz Rogowski
    Lawyer & Linguist. Established collaborator of the European Court of Justice. Translator of Polish, English and French for more than 15 years. In 2012 Bartosz Rogowski established Express Varsovia, a company combining expertise in law and linguistics to provide Polish legal translation. Mentor for young translators who want to specialise in legal translation.
    Gary Kalaci
    Gary Kalaci is the CEO and co-founder of Alexa Translations, a translations company with offices in Canada, the United States and South Africa, that provides translation, interpretation and cultural consulting services in over 100 languages. Gary is also a lawyer licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada, as well as a sessional instructor of the MBA course, Dynamics of Business Negotiations, at the University of Windsor.

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