The session will discuss what the foreign language document review industry is like today, with topics including: the most in-demand languages, the top practice areas, the skills and qualifications sought by firms and agencies, the goals and concerns of different participants in the process (clients, firms, agencies, reviewers), and the varying roles that document reviewers may be asked to play. We will also try to look ahead to technological and other developments that may impact the industry in the coming years.
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
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)
- 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
I’m Canadian and initially studied at the University of Saskatchewan (B.A. and J.D.). I have spent 18 years in Japan in Matsumoto, Nikko, Karuizawa, Sapporo, Kobe and Tokyo among other places, and have become fluent in the Japanese language, passing level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Since completing a Master’s degree in law (LL.M.) at Hokkaido University in 2000 I have worked in Tokyo as a legal translator, and have been fortunate enough to be exposed to numerous international legal transactions. Through this exposure I have gained an understanding of Japanese law, and in 2007 I was appointed head translator at the Tokyo office of an international law firm. Subsequently passing the Massachusetts State bar exam, I was admitted as an attorney at law in Massachusetts in 2010. I began teaching courses at Temple University in 2011. From September of 2013, I have been working in ediscovery as a project consultant and document reviewer.