WEBINAR: Translating Court Documents from French to English

  • 01/22/2022
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Online via Zoom
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WEBINAR: Translating Court Documents from French to English

Presented by Thomas West, JD, CT

 In this two-hour seminar, we will answer questions like these:

  • Can the terms corporation and company be used interchangeably in English? 
  • Is a limited liability company the same thing as a société anonyme? (Hint: it depends!)
  • Are all types of companies said to be incorporated, or is that word only used for corporations?
  • How should we translate société into English? 
  • Does the French adjective social always refer to a société?
  • How should we translate associé into English? 
  • What does quitus / décharge mean? Is it OK to translate it as discharge?

We will also discuss various French-language corporate documents, such as charters, board meeting minutes and shareholder meeting minutes, and how to translate them into English. This webinar will be presented in English.

This webinar will be recorded, and it will be available to those who missed.

When? January 22nd, 2022, 1pm to 3pm, PST

Where?  Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. 

Cost? $45 NOTIS members, $60 Non-members, $25 Student members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on January 20th)After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State AOC  2 professional  Approved
Oregon Judicial Department  2 language specific  Approved
ATA  2  Approved

Who is teaching?Thomas West founded Intermark Language Services in 1995 after practicing law for five years with a large Atlanta law firm. Intermark recently celebrated its 21st year in business. Tom received his B.A. degree in French and English from the University of Mississippi summa cum laude and his M.A. in German from Vanderbilt University, where he was a Harold Stirling Vanderbilt fellow. He earned his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1990. From 2001 to 2003, he served as president of the American Translators Association, and has conducted seminars on legal translation throughout Europe and Latin America. Tom is ATA-certified for translation from French, Spanish, German and Dutch into English. Tom also studied Russian as both an undergraduate and graduate student; Russian is among the languages for which his company provides legal and financial translation services. For more information about Thomas West and Intermark: About Thomas West

Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webinar begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webinar, we will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after January 17th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before January 17th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to other workshop is not allowed.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available. The presenter of this course will receive your name and email address after you register.

    Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content?Email to Thomas West

    Questions about registration? Email to office manager

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