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While the lawyer-linguist profession has been entrenched, by virtue of governmental institutions, in Europe and in North America, the profession has yet to be recognized in many countries outside of these two continents. During this panel, we will discuss challenges and opportunities that exists for practising lawyer-linguists residing in emerging market countries.
Ms. Deliscar was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. As principal of Suzanne E. Deliscar, Lawyer-Linguist, she focuses on matters involving both legal and language issues. Her practice was created through the combination of her language skills in French and Spanish and the practice of law in a variety of areas, including civil litigation, wills & estates, corporate/commercial, and family law.
Ms. Deliscar has extensive experience in the translation of a variety of legal documents. She has extensive experience in the translation of official documents, and has reviewed, analyzed and abstracted over 500 Spanish language contracts for a large multinational corporation. Ms. Deliscar is also experienced in providing document review in French.
Suzanne Deliscar is also the developer and presenter of over 13 popular translator training webinar programs in the areas of legal translation, official document translation, and marketing for translators and interpreters. She is also the founder of the Lawyer-Linguists Forum, an online community of lawyer-linguists which fosters discussion and exchange in an effort to improve awareness and growth of the profession.
Ms. Deliscar has been heavily involved in the community through her mission work in Haiti, as well as holding various positions locally, regionally, nationally and internationally within her church community. Ms. Deliscar has also hosted numerous “Ask the Lawyer” Days in banks and for community organizations.
Ms. Deliscar is a former member of the following organizations:
Ontario Bar Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Rotary Club of Bramalea
The Mentoring Partnership
Ms. Deliscar is a current member of the following organizations:
The Law Society of Upper Canada
American Translators Association
International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters
Proz.com Certified Pro Network – Spanish>English
official document translation
foreign language contract abstraction
foreign language document review
legal services in Spanish and French (including Civil Litigation, Wills and Estates, and Family Law)
- B.A. Latin American Studies and History, Minor in Science, Technology and Public Policy,
McMaster University, 2000
- Advanced Spanish, Semester Abroad, Universidad de Chile, 1999
- LL.B. University of Windsor, 2003
Paula Arturo is a lawyer, translator, and former Professor of Law. She is Assistant Administrator of the ATA’s Literary Division and Co-Director of Translating Lawyers, a boutique firm specializing in legal and financial translation. She is an independent lawyer-linguist for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review process of several Latin American States and a legal-linguistic consultant for various international organizations. She has translated several highly technical law books and publications in major international journals for high-profile authors, including five Nobel Prize Laureates, the deans of Yale Law School and the University of Palermo, and other renowned jurists.
Graduated in Law in France (with a M.Phil on comparative & european law) and in Portugal, Sandrine Alves is a bilingual Portuguese lawyer since 2002 and a translator/interpreter since 1999, for courts, firms, translation agencies and public institutions. She is also a legal translation trainer (webinars & seminars).
Fully committed with the legal status of the translator’s profession in Portugal, Sandrine has founded, together with six other professional translators, the first Portuguese professional translators and interpreters association, APTRAD, having been appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.