September 2018 Member Meeting: Translating the “Universal Language” of Legal Latin
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Date(s) - 10 / 15 Monday / 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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The New York Circle of Translators invites you to our next member event on October 15.

Send an e-mail by Thursday, October 11 to nycirclemanager@nyctranslators.org to confirm your attendance.

Tim Friese
Translating the “Universal Language”
of Legal Latin

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm
NYU School of Professional Studies
7 East 12th St. Room 321
(Bring ID for building access)

Presentation to be followed by Q&A and networking

Latin is often called a universal language, but just how universal is it? How do we handle situations where different legal traditions have developed divergent understandings of the same Latin terms? What are the best practices for translating to and from languages with or without a tradition of using legal Latin? Presented in English, this talk will draw on examples using Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Spanish to illustrate some of the special tricks of working with this ‘universal language’.

Speaker bio:
Tim Friese (Calamus Translations) is a legal translator working from Arabic, French, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Spanish into English. His past work has included translating in-house at the United Nations and the US State Department, where he served on the team comparing the English and Arabic versions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In the private sphere, his work centers on international commercial law and conflicts of law. He is an alumnus of the University of Chicago (BA in Linguistics) and the University of Michigan (MA in Arabic).

Send an e-mail by Thursday, October 11 to nycirclemanager@nyctranslators.org to confirm your attendance.

We hope to see you there!

Free for NYCT members. Non-member admission is $10 (payable here).

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