Legal Translation and Interpreting

Embassy Suites LAX North
Los Angeles, California
February 21-22, 2004

Sponsored by ATA and SCATIA

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Gain insight and training from experts in the legal field; learn how to untangle the complex legal language used in pleadings; take part in an interactive workshop that provides examples, explanations, and translations of notarial clauses; and develop successful tactics for interpreting in a courtroom environment.

Schedule for Saturday, February 21:
The American Translators Association
will provide a full day of in-depth sessions, including a continental breakfast in the morning and a Networking Session following the final presentation. Continuing Education Credit: Earn up to 7 points for the ATA Continuing Education Certification Program. Sessions will also be submitted for CIMCE credit in the States of California and Washington.

8:00am Onsite Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am Overview and Analysis of Standard and Nonstandard Contract Clauses
Daniel Giglio
10:45am The Civil Law Notary Versus the Notary Public: Dispelling the Myths
Daniel Giglio
12:15pm Lunch on your own
1:45pm Why Do They Talk Like That? Peculiar Language Peculiar to Lawyers and the Courts
Lois Feuerle 

Untangling Legalese: Maximizing Clarity in the Translation of Pleadings into English
Joe McClinton

6:00pm Cash Bar Networking Session

~ An ATA Professional Development Seminar ~

Schedule for Sunday, February 22:
The Southern California Area Translators and Interpreters Association
will provide a half day of sessions on legal translation and interpreting, including a continental breakfast. Continuing Education Credit: Earn up to 3 points for the ATA Continuing Education Certification Program.

8:00am Onsite Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am Normalization/Modulation Techniques in the Translation of Legal Structures
Nester Wagner
10:45am Professional Development for Legal Translators and Interpreters
Gregory Drapac, Madeline Newman Ríos, Greg Miller, and Nester Wagner

Space is limited. To register, choose a form from the menu on the left and fax to (703) 683-6122 or mail to ATA, 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590, Alexandria, VA 22314.

ATA Certification Exam: An ATA certification exam sitting will be held on Sunday, February 22. This will be a standard exam, not specialty-specific. To register, please visit the ATA website to obtain the Eligibility Requirements Form and Examination Registration Form.

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