May 13, 2013

JATLAW Legal Translation Workshop

JATLAW Legal Translation Workshop
12:00 to 17:00 Friday, May 31, 2013, Peacock Room, Queen Kapiolani Hotel

RSVP: Required before May 31 JST by email to

Maximum participants: 20 people

Cost: Free for JAT members, $20 for non-JAT members

Refreshments: Pastries as well as Hawaiian coffee, tea, and fruit punch will be available throughout the afternoon for no extra cost.

About the workshop:
The JATLAW workshop offers an invaluable opportunity for practical instruction in the translation of many common legal provisions by highly experienced legal translation professionals as well as for networking with workshop instructors and other participants in an exclusive setting before the IJET Conference. The doors will open at 12:00 and the first session of the workshop will begin shortly thereafter. After a break to relax, network, and further enjoy the refreshments, the second session will run through to 5 o’clock. In both sessions, participants will work in small groups to produce translations of various legal provisions, and those translations will then be discussed as a group. Translators of all levels are encouraged to attend, and some materials will be made available beforehand if you wish to prepare.

About the instructors:
Gavin Fryer has been working as a freelance legal translator directly servicing law firms, companies, and other legal translation clients worldwide. Gavin has over a decade of experience in Japanese-to-English legal translation, several years of which was spent translating in-house, first at one of Japan's leading commercial law firms, and then at the Tokyo office of a major American law firm. He taught translation practice and theory at Sophia University 2004 - 2007 and legal writing at Temple University Japan in 2006, and he established the legal translation course at TUJ over 2006 - 2007. Since he started working as a freelance translator in 2007, Gavin has been balancing his time between working and living in Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and Denmark, studying law in an Australian JD program, and raising two baby boys with his Danish wife. He has a bachelor in Japanese language and a masters in translation and interpreting, both from the University of Queensland, Australia.

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