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Webinar Series: “The Canadian Court System for Translators and Interpreters’ – January 8 and 15, 2019

Posted on: December 27th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

This is a webinar for both intermediate and experienced legal translators and interpreters who want to broaden their client base and learn about the Canadian court system

Do you want to work with legal documents or legal Canada court systeminterpretation relating to the Canadian court system? If so, this series is for you. “The Canadian Court System” will provide detailed explanations of the different levels of the court system in Canada, along with the associated court documents. At the end of this series, attendees will have increased knowledge with regard to the Canadian court system at the federal, provincial, territorial, regional and municipal levels.

The series will cover the following topics:

  1. The Relationship between the Federal Government and Provincial and Territorial Governments
  2. From the Supreme Court Down – The Canadian Court System
  3. Pleadings – Documents and Key Terms
  4. Finding Canadian Legislation and Caselaw
  5. Glossaries and Additional Terminology Resources

All webinars are recorded: if you miss the live session, you will be able to view the recording later.

To register or learn more, please click here.

DISCOUNTS

CIOL membership discount: 10% (the code is available on the membership page)

SPEAKER

Suzanne Deliscar

Ms. Deliscar (née White) was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. As principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, she focuses on matters involving both legal and language issues. Her practice was created through the combination of her language skills in French and Spanish and the practice of law in a variety of areas, including civil litigation, wills & estates, and family law.

Ms. Deliscar has extensive experience in the translation of a variety of legal documents. She has extensive experience in the translation of official documents, and has reviewed, analyzed and abstracted over 500 Spanish language contracts for a large multinational corporation. Ms. Deliscar is also experienced in providing document review in French.

DATES

8 and 15 January 2019

TIME

6:00 – 7:30 pm GMT. Click here to see the time where you live.

DURATION

This webinar will last approximately 90 minutes plus Q&A.

CPD POINTS

Each webinar earns one hour of CPD (ATA approved for one point). Our webinars and courses are accredited by the CIOL and by the Dutch Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training). ITI members may also log these webinars as CPD hours. The same is true of most other professional institutes.

WHO SHOULD WATCH IT?

This series is intended for intermediate or advanced translators and interpreters who want to work with Canadian legal documents in English.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO YOU?

At the end of this course, attendees will have increased knowledge with regard to the Canadian court system at the federal, provincial, territorial, regional and municipal levels.

To register or learn more, please click here.

No new wills after testamentary capacity lost

Posted on: December 15th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Family members create problems for themselves when they encourage a person to sign a new will after they’ve lost testamentary capacity, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

Ontario’s Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial judge’s decision to invalidate two wills made by a successful businessman within months of his diagnosis of brain cancer following a seizure.

The unanimous appeal court panel found the judge made no errors when ruling the man had lost testamentary capacity when he signed the new wills, which disinherited his daughter, his only child.

“No one is helped when you have someone sign documents when they’ve clearly lost capacity,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish. “People struggle with this idea, but once someone has lost capacity, they can’t execute any more documents. It’s too late.”

Still, she says beneficiaries who want to challenge a will for any reason need to back up their claims with evidence.

“People think it’s easy to challenge a will, but you really do need to have proof. You can’t just say you believe the testator lacked capacity, was unduly influenced or there was some other problem with the execution if it can’t be supported by evidence,” Deliscar explains.

This post continues at https://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-no-new-wills-after-testamentary-capacity-lost.html

No way around French Charter for businesses operating in Quebec

Posted on: November 18th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Businesses that want to operate in Quebec must abide by the province’s Charter of the French Language, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

A group of 11 Anglophone-owned Montreal businesses challenged the constitutionality of the French Charter after they were fined for violating provisions regarding product packaging, publications and commercial advertising.

However, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the fines, and the Supreme Court of Canada recently refused the businesses’ leave to appeal to the nation’s top court.

“What’s important here is that the French Charter was deemed constitutional, which means there’s no way around it if you want to do business in Quebec,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish. “Operating in Quebec is not like any other province, and you have to follow the French Charter.”

She explains that the translation industry in Quebec was watching the decision closely because the French Charter forces many companies that want to expand their operations into the province from predominantly English-speaking jurisdictions to produce French-language versions of many of their internal and external materials.

Sections 51 and 52 of the French Charter require product packaging and company publications — including websites — to be in French as well as English, while s. 58 mandates that the French text in commercial advertising be “markedly predominant” when sharing space with content in English.

This post continues at the following linkhttps://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-no-way-around-french-charter-for-businesses-operating-in-quebec.html

Peel Region and Guelph ‘Ask the Lawyer’ Events for “Make a Will Month”- November 2018

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

In conjunction with Make-a-Will Month, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is offering free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day programs during the month of November to explore wills and powers of attorney.

Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

  • Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., Royal Bank of Canada, 74 Wyndham St. N., Guelph.
  • Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. – noon, Alzheimer Society of Peel, 385 Brunel Rd., Mississauga.
  • Nov. 27 from 1:30 – 3 p.m., Caledon Public Library – Albion-Bolton Branch, 150 Queen St. S., Bolton.
  • Nov. 29 from 3 – 4 p.m., Catholic Crosscultural Services – 8 Nelson St. W., Suite 302, Brampton.

For more information, click here.

‘Ask the Lawyer Day” on Wills and Powers of Attorney in Ontario – Brampton Public Library – October 30. 2018

Posted on: October 25th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program to explore wills and powers of attorney in Ontario.

On Oct. 30 from 1:30 — 3 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

The event takes place at the Brampton Public Library, Chinguacousy Branch150 Central Park Dr., Brampton.

For more information, click here.

Use of customs agents for traffic stop interpretation raises concerns

Posted on: October 21st, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Police should handle their own language interpretation services rather than calling in border officers for assistance, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

A recent story by Michigan-based M Live Media reported that local state police were using customs agents to assist with translation issues during traffic stops in the area around Detroit.

“I can see why it would raise concern, especially in the current climate in the U.S. regarding illegal immigration,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish. “There needs to be a division between the two functions because a traffic stop has absolutely nothing to do with customs and border protection.”

Deliscar says non-English speakers may feel intimidated by the involvement of border agents and the prospect that a traffic stop could turn into an investigation of a person’s immigration status.

“Although state police are not supposed to be involved in immigration enforcement activities, mixing the two forces in this way could give the impression that they are working together,” she says. “It makes more sense to use another department or a neutral party.”

This post continues at the following link: https://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-use-of-customs-agents-for-traffic-stop-interpretation-raises-concerns.html

Lawyer Lunch and Learn: Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Care Planning in Ontario – October 10, 2018 – Guelph, Ontario

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Join Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar on Oct. 10 to learn more about wills, powers of attorney, and advanced care planning in Ontario.

Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will discuss the reasons why you need a will, updating your current will, probate-free planning, the do’s and dont’s of joint accounts, powers of attorney, and more. Hospice Wellington will also be on hand to speak specifically about advanced care planning.

This free event takes place at 12:30 p.m. at the 10C Shared Space, 42 Carden St. in Guelph. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to register, click here.

Multilingual lawyers and interpreters flock to Mexico-U.S. border

Posted on: October 1st, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

A recent mobilization of lawyers and interpreters at the U.S.-Mexico border is a good reminder of the value of multilingual professionals, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

According to the American Bar Association Journal, the group’s president recently travelled to South Texas as part of its effort to reunite families separated by the immigration policy of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.

The bar association has teamed up with the American Immigration Lawyers Association to create the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project and recently put out a call for Spanish-speaking lawyers to improve communication with clients.

“When crisis occurs, it’s a great opportunity for multilingual lawyers to put their abilities to practise law and speak another language to use,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish.

“If there aren’t enough interpreters there, it’s very helpful to have lawyers who can converse with and offer legal advice to people in their native tongue,” she adds.

This post continues at the following link: https://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-multilingual-lawyers-and-interpreters-flock-to-mexico-u-s–border.html

Lunch and Learn: “Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs” – Sept 27, 2018 – Caledon Public Library – Albion Bolton Branch

Posted on: September 23rd, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present legal information for Ontario entrepreneurs at an upcoming lunch and learn.

On Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will give an hour-long presentation on legal issues for entrepreneurs followed by a question period and lunch.

This free event takes place at the Caledon Public Library, Albion Bolton Branch, 150 Queen St. S., Bolton, Ont.

For more information or to register, click here.

“ASK THE LAWYER” DAY ON WILLS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF PEEL – September 18, 2018

Posted on: September 16th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program to explore wills and powers of attorney in Ontario.

On Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to noon, Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

The event takes place at the Alzheimer Society of Peel, 385 Brunel Rd., Mississauga.

For more information, click here.