Translation contracts are complex legal documents in which there is often much more at stake than originally meets the eye. In this session, Paula Arturo will discuss what translators need to know about contracts in general, including NDAs and certain clauses in particular, to decode translation contracts before signing them or to draft more solid Terms and Conditions of their own.
Paula Arturo is a lawyer, translator, and law professor. She is a co-director of Translating Lawyers, a boutique firm specializing in legal translation by lawyers for lawyers. Throughout her fifteen-year career, in addition to various legal and financial documents, she has also translated several highly technical law books and publications in major international journals for high-profile authors, including several Nobel Prize Laureates and renowned jurists. She is currently a member of the American Translators Association’s Ethics Committee, the ATA Literary Division’s Leadership Council, and the Public Policies Forum of the Supreme Court of Argentina.