QUALETRA: Launch conference

Thursday 4 April 2013, 9:30 to 18:00


London Metropolitan University,

84 Moorgate, London EC2M 6SQ

QUALETRA – Quality in Legal Translation

The aim of the Qualetra launch conference is to get an update of the current situation of legal translation in Europe, and to bring together all relevant stakeholders together to discuss the content of the project. The conference is open to practitioners and trainers of legal translation. The registration fee is €50. The number of conference participants is limited to 120. Early registration is therefore recommended. The deadline for registration is 22 March 2013. 


09:00 - 09:30 Registration  
09:30 - 10:00 Presentation and Welcome Hendrik J. Kockaert, University of Leuven, Qualetra Co-ordinator
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote Speech Helga J. Zahra, Head of the Maltese Language Department, Portfolio Manager for JUST, European Commission
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Tea  
11:00 - 12:30 Presentations

 Chair: Federica Scarpa (UniTS)

  • Identifying written translation in criminal proceedings as a separate right: scope and supervision under European law
    James Brannan, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
  • Quality in legal translation: a dual approach from the Polish perspective
    Michał Hara, Ministry of Justice, Poland
  • Quality assurance in multilingual legal terminological databases: the LISE Term Tools
    Elena Chiocchetti, Michael Wetzel and Tanja Wissik, European Academy Bolzano, ESTeam and University of Vienna
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:30 Presentations

Chair: Christopher Goddard (RGSL)

  • On the registers of legal translators: what can be learnt from previous experiences
    Francisco Vigier, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
  • A tandem training method for legal interpreters and translators
    Christiane J. Driesen, Magdeburg University, Germany
  • Updated tools for legal translators: the LAW10N Project
    Carmen Bestué Salinas & Mariana Orozco Jutorán, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and Tea  
16:00 - 17:00 Round Table Legal stakeholders
  • Christiane J. Driesen, Magdeburg University (Trainer)
  • Louise Hodges, Vice-chair of the European Criminal Bar Association (Lawyer)
  • Zofia Rybinska, Vice-president of TEPIS (Legal Translator)
  • Richard Monkhouse, Deputy Chairman of Magistrates Association (Judge)
17:00 - 17:30 Closing Remarks Liese Katschinka, President of Eulita
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