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Language and the law share a close association and are generated by means of social practices. While the language forms the essence of the law, the law is largely originated through language.

Law – a culture-dependent subject field – is a hard nut to crack when it comes to translate law-related or the legal content. It requires a specialist, somebody who is familiar with the laws of that country, to perform legal translations.

The criticality of the legal translations can be understood from the fact that the mistranslation of a passage, as mentioned in contract, could result in lawsuits and eventually loss of money.

Legal translation involves translating different legal documents like

· Treaties

· Litigation

· Tax returns

· Affidavits

· Statutes

· PIL

· Trusts

· Wills

· Tenders

· Legal Contracts

· Certificates of Accuracy

· Patent Applications

· Depositions

· Litigation Documents

· Witness Statements

· Trademark Applications

· Articles of Incorporation

· Copyright Registrations

· Immigration Documents and others

Tips For Effective and Accurate Legal Translation

Every country has its laws, culture, and language. Therefore, it becomes very difficult for a translator to find language structures in target language that has the same functions like that of the source language.

The translator should possess expertise in the target language and great knowledge of the legal system of the target text.

As we all know, legal translations have to be in compliance with the legal system and culture of the source text but the real problem lies in the fact that usually legal structures of a particular source language do not have equivalent structures in the target language.

It is advised for translators to consult bilingual law dictionaries (not reliable all the time) or preferably the court translators and interpreters to provide verbatim translation.

Dictionaries have been main reference tools for the legal translators.

The professional legal translators can also get help from already translated primary material like laws, regulations and codes.

The civil codes, the commercial codes, the constitutions, and the criminal and civil procedures codes can also serve as important resources for the translation.

The translated constitutions will facilitate the translator in finding the key words and phrases related to the functions and structure of the different government entities.

Translators should possess in-depth knowledge of the common law and civil law legal systems operating in that very country.

The clear understanding of important legal terminologies including International law, insurance law, contract law, tax law, maritime law, commercial law, criminal law, and corporation law is also a must.

Always hire a professional translation company for accurate translations and these companies possess the right skill set and expertise to undertake the translation assignments.


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