Date(s) - 10 / 13 Tuesday / 2020
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
New York Circle of Translators
October 2020 Member Meeting
Understanding the American Legal Tradition, System and its Terminology
– Perspective of a Practicing Attorney, State Department Conference Interpreter & ATA Certified Translator
Armen Kharazian, Esq.
In this presentation, Armen will share his experience as a practicing attorney, interpreter, and translator, discuss his recent research and review relevant concepts that are central to the understanding of the American legal tradition, such as fundamental rights, due process, equal protection, suspect classification, and levels of scrutiny. In addition, he will provide a broad overview of the American legal system, including federalism, sources of law, jurisdiction, precedent, and the anatomy of a trial, and more importantly, certain tips and techniques for working linguists.
Armen Kharazian is an attorney, interpreter, translator, and former diplomat. He is a member of the DC Bar and the owner of the Law Offices of Armen Kharazian PLLC. His legal practice includes matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-money laundering statutes; Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Lobbying Disclosure Act; 18 U.S.C. § 207 (Restrictions on former officers, employees, and elected officials of the executive and legislative branches); and corporate formation in DC. He received his JD from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Yerevan State University in Armenia. He is a member of the board of the DC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is also an ATA-certified translator and State Department Conference Interpreter, practicing in Armenian and Russian.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020,
6:30 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time
via WebEx online platform
Presentation to be followed by Q&A
ATA CEP available for ATA Certified Translators
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