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Translating Trusts and Wills

December 13, 2023 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Embark on a comprehensive journey into the world of trusts and wills, all while honing your translation skills for these crucial documents within the context of U.S. Law.

Amidst a backdrop of significant societal shifts and uncertainties, the surge in wills and trusts underscores the urgency of aligning one’s legal affairs. In this specialized webinar tailored for legal translators, delve into the critical importance of wills and trusts, dissect original legal documents with precision, and explore specific terminology. The first segment delves into distinguishing wills from trusts, highlighting the ramifications of lacking a will, and unraveling intricate legal concepts such as conditional bequests and the rule against perpetuities. In the subsequent section, you’ll hone your translation skills by rendering trust and will clauses into Spanish, focusing on documents rooted in U.S. law while examining nuances in civil law.

You will:

  1. Gain insight into the U.S. probate process.
  2. Explore the distinctions in succession law between common law and civil law.
  3. Master essential vocabulary used in wills and trusts.

About the Presenter

Andy Benzo is an EN-ES legal language expert and legal translator with over 35 years of experience. She holds degrees in Law and Translation from her native Argentina and a Paralegal Degree from California State, San Marcos, USA. Andy has been a member of the American Translators Association since 1999, became ATA certified, and is now a member of its Board of Directors. She also works on language standards development at ASTM and ISO. For many years, Andy was an instructor in the Translation and Interpretation Certificate Program at UCSD Extension, where she taught Legal and Business translation; there, she was a founder of ATISDA (Association of Translators and Interpreters in the San Diego Area), serving as its President for six years. Andy is a professional speaker about US Law and Legal Translation at a national and international level. Her company, Juris Mentis, provides language services and training worldwide.


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December 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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Presenter(s): Andy Benzo
Duration: 120 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English and Spanish
Level: All levels
ATA CEPs: 2.0

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