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)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:30 Presentations

Chair: Christopher Goddard (RGSL)

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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