All our translators have at least five years of experience in legal translations and are regularly tested. We know that confidentiality is key, and that`s why all our translators sign strict confidentiality agreements to ensure that the content of your documentation remains private What can you do with a multilingual contract in the context of litigation in the United States? All foreign language documents filed in federal court proceedings must be translated into English. Federal Rule of Evidence 604 provides that an « interpreter is subject to the provisions of these rules relating to the qualification of expert. » The rule has been extended to translators, allowing them to qualify as experts in accordance with the federal rule of evidence 702. In many cases, the parties offer different translators with opinions that claim that the reliability of another`s translation is wrong. Poor translations lead to the loss of accurate language. In many cases, a solo or small lawyer tries to reduce costs for the client by hiring a non-lawyer to translate contracts. There are stories of people using secretaries to translate contracts (« She speaks Spanish, no matter what dialect ») or computer programs. Even obtaining flat-rate translations of translation services can be problematic if they do not explain the range of potential translations that may result from a particular legal sentence. A translator may be required to choose between three, five, ten or zero words in a foreign language for a particular legal concept that the lawyer initially described in a legal contract. A translator who is not a lawyer may not fully understand the goods or services described, the conditions of use and use in the area used or the importance of maturation in this description.
If this is not taken into account in the translation and the legal implications of the choice of words are not understood, the effect of the lawyer`s carefully crafted contractual language may be completely lost when translating into a second language. The reason for this is simple: if you expect to appear before a Chinese (or foreign) court, the staff of that court will not speak English. You will not read English. Even if they read English, the Rules of Procedure of the General Court require that documents be translated into the national language. . . .