I’ve been to a half-day seminar on drafting and language at the IALS
Legislative drafting and language
and a CIoL legal translation conference with a heavy EU element.
They were both excellent, but I have given up reviewing conferences (after starting with the ATA one in New Jersey when this blog started in 2003). All the presenters were good, but one is always interested in one thing more than another.
Details at the bottom, in case the links die.
It was great to put faces to some colleagues I only knew virtually. Alas, the CIoL conference gave us no list of participants. I think they were mostly IoL people, but I must have missed a few I knew. We were put on language-based tables, so I was on DE>EN, presumably in preparation for the afternoon translation session, which I did not attend.
I think I will put a few notes and links I picked up in a separate entry later or tomorrow.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Title: Legislative Drafting and Language
Speakers: Richard Heaton, First Parliamentary Counsel; Maurizio Gotti, University of Bergamo; Adrian Hogarth, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Law Commission; via skype, Vijai K Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong. William Robinson, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, former Law Reviser, European Commission; Ingemar Strandvik, European Commission; Thomas Glyn Watkins, University of Cardiff, former First Welsh Legislative Counsel.
Event details and online registration: http://www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/14014
This afternoon conference will include the following speakers and discussants:
Richard Heaton, First Parliamentary Counsel;
Professor Maurizio Gotti, University of Bergamo;
Adrian Hogarth, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, The Law Commission;
Giulia Adriana Pennisi, University of Palermo;
William Robinson, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, former Law Reviser, European Commission;
Hayley Rodgers, Office of Parliamentary Counsel;
Ingemar Strandvik, European Commission;
Jonathan Teasdale, Sir William Dale Fellow, formerly Law Commission;
Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin, University of Cardiff, former First Welsh Legislative Counsel;
Professor Helen Xanthaki, Academic Director, Sir William Dale Centre;
and via Skype, Professor Vijai K. Bhatia , City University of Hong Kong.
Legal Translation Conference
Friday 28 June 2013 10.00 to 16.15 (registration from 09.30)
This full-day seminar is being generously supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK and will be held at its conference centre in central London.
The event is aimed at all translators with an interest in legal translation and will include a practical legal translation workshop session in the afternoon.
Anthony Pym, Professor of Translation and Intercultural Studies and coordinator of the Intercultural Studies Group at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain.
“Managing Risk and Trust in Legal Translation”
Brian Porro, Directorate-General for Translation, European Commission
“Legal translation at the Court of Justice and the European Commission: a view from the boiler room”
Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice
“Transparency and Clear Legal Language: why are there problems with EU law; and how does the European Court of Justice set about resolving them?”
Juliette Scott, Legal translator, PhD student in legal translation and author of the legal translation blog From Words to Deeds: translation and the law
“Training is all around us, all of the time”
Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
The afternoon translation workshop session will use texts in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish for translation into English and English texts for translation into French, German, Spanish, Italian or Polish.