“THE LANGUAGE OF LEGAL CORRESPONDENCE” AND “THE LANGUAGE OF CONTRACTS” – LEGAL TRANSLATION WEBINARS ON May 18 and 25, 2017

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Back by popular demand! Suzanne E. Deliscar, Lawyer-Linguist, is pleased to once again present a two-part live webinar series on contracts and other legal documents in May 2017 in cooperation with ProZ.com. 1. “The Language of Legal Correspondence: Reading and Understanding Legal Communications” – May 18, 2017 – 9 AM EDT This advanced course will […]

Federal Court’s unilingual decisions unacceptable

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

The Federal Court of Canada needs to push forward on posting judgments in both official languages, says Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar. The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL) has spent the last decade investigating the time lag between the release of original decisions online and the translated version, which can often take months […]

“French Legalese for Lawyers” Webinar Series Starts April 13, 2017

Posted on: April 17th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will partner with ezCPD.ca this month to offer a three-part webinar series for lawyers exploring French legalese. Participants will learn both French and English legal terms, enabling them to work more effectively with French-speaking clients or when clients have French matters. The workshop will be interactive, including tests and polls to encourage participant engagement. At the end […]

Pets are property, not children: judge

Posted on: April 5th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

A Saskatchewan court decision should serve as a reminder that Canadian law does not treat family pets in the same way as children, no matter how much their owners might like them to, says Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar. Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Richard Danyliuk recently rejected an interim exclusive possession application that asked […]

Grandparents’ rights bill feeds misconceptions

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

New provincial legislation could exacerbate grandparents’ misconceptions about their rights in custody cases, says Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar. Bill 34, which recently received royal assent at Queen’s Park, amends the Children’s Law Reform Act to explicitly include grandparents as people who can initiate a custody application in court. The bill also forces judges to consider their […]

Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentors

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

This article was previously published in Attorney at Work. ******************************************************   Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentors I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk nonstop and excitedly to someone they have just met. But, alas, […]

Saskatchewan man wants his trial heard in Cree

Posted on: February 11th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

A Saskatchewan man’s request to have his murder trial conducted in Cree would represent new ground for language rights in court if granted, says Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar. Native affairs newspaper Turtle Island News reports that Gordon Fiddler, a member of the Waterhen Lake First Nation in northern Saskatchewan accused of killing a fellow band member, […]

“Top Family Law and Estates Law Cases of 2016” Webinars – Jan 31/17 and Feb 7/17

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is offering a pair of online sessions this winter in partnership with ezCPD.ca, aimed at highlighting 2016’s top cases in both family and estates law. On Jan. 31, Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will present the ‘Top Family Law Cases of 2016’ webinar at 1 p.m., which will highlight the key decisions from […]

“THE LANGUAGE OF LEGAL CORRESPONDENCE” AND “THE LANGUAGE OF CONTRACTS” – LEGAL TRANSLATION WEBINARS ON January 19 and 26, 2017

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Back by popular demand! Suzanne E. Deliscar, Lawyer-Linguist, is pleased to once again present a two-part live webinar series on contracts and other legal documents in January 2017 in cooperation with ProZ.com. 1. “The Language of Legal Correspondence: Reading and Understanding Legal Communications” – January 19, 2017 – 9 AM EDT For Linguists This advanced […]

“When the Law Hits Home: Legal Issues Affecting Entrepreneurs” –Presentation for GWIN – January 3, 2017

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

“When the Law Hits Home: Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs” – hosted by Guelph Women in Networking (GWIN) – January 3, 2017 Entrepreneurs work diligently to protect their clients’ personal and commercial interests, but are often unaware of the laws that apply to them both as private citizens and professionals. Success in business includes being cognizant […]