Portuguese, Sinhalese, Senegalese……..How About Legalese?

onJuly 18, 2014

inTranslation News

How About LegaleseSometimes it seems that legal documents are written in their very own language. The terms and jargon used are found nowhere else or at least have a specuifc contextual meaning. No wonder that legal document translation services have to use translators that not only understand the languages they are translating, but must be familiar with the legal terminology used in both countries as well as familiar with the legal systems, too.


That may seem a tall order, but when you need to translate your legal documents it will be vital that you get it right.Legal documents may include any of the following: application letters; birth, marriage and death certificates; business contracts; commercial documents; contracts and agreements; deposition documents; infringement cases;judicial transcripts and statutes and litigation materials, just to name a few.
Many of these legal documents are complex and are probably some of the most difficult documents to translate accurately.
The other aspect of legal documents translation is the matter of confidentiality. Most legal documents are highly confidential and you really need to be sure that your document are translated by professional translators that respect your need for privacy and confidentiality.
The best solution when there is a need for translating yor legal documents is to use a NAATI translation service that specialises in legal documents translation. Find out before you use a translator that they have experience in the type of document you wnat translated and in particular they have experience and familiarity with the legal terminology used in the country that you want to send the documents to.
This works both ways, so if you are an individual, a business or government organisation overseas that wants to get your legal documents translated into English then make sure that you use a NAATI translator with familiarity with your own legal system and legal terminology.

 

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