Legal terminology for linguists 5: Offences of violence
We are very proud to present this best-selling series of 6 videos for those who want to learn about or brush up their civil and criminal legal terminology
Fair warning: The nature of these offences can be disturbing to some and the examples used in the video are, by necessity, explicit. It is a part of working life for legal language professionals but we would prefer to prepare you beforehand. If you find the topic a little too heavy, violent crimes are supposed to be hard to stomach so you’re not alone. Reach out to a family member, friend or a trained professional. We also have a whole community of language professionals at eCPD Networking Group, that you can count on.
Legal terminology is very specific – you either know it and understand it or you don’t. Get it wrong and not only your client gets it wrong, your ability to get more work can be damaged as well.
This is the fifth session in the series and it will focus on offences of violence in the UK such as:
- Assault with injury
- Common assault
- Murder (Homicide)
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1. The courts
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Sue is a lawyer-linguist and also the Director of Avocate, a niche market legal and commercial French interpreting and translation company in Manchester, UK. Sue is a hands-on interpreter and has been interpreting in courts and tribunals since 2002.
She is also an independent legal terminology trainer and a one to one mentor and business guru for language professionals.
Sue sits on the Professional Conduct Committees of NRPSI, NRCPD, and RBSLI and is also a member of CIOL’s Council, CIOL’s Interpreting Division and also CIOL’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committees.
1 hour 8 min
Who should watch it?
Both new and established linguists and interpreters wishing to learn more about the legal system and its terminology.
What are the benefits to you?
This video will increase your awareness of issues relating to legal terminology in courts.