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Dedicated to the needs of lawyers in the international world 

by Cecilia Irrazábal -
LegalEnglishUpdate

Certified Legal Translator and Legal English Instructor

citraduc@uolsinectis.com.ar
- 011-154185-4360

Legal English Update provides Law undergraduates seeking a job with a competitive edge. Law firms and employers tend to look for lawyers with a solid command of English together with an appropriate command of the specialised language of lawyers.

Legal English Update is aware of the competitiveness of the world of work. Lawyers may be willing to switch jobs at some point in their career. To this end, a good command of Legal English is required in a globalised context. Further, more experienced lawyers are also in need of constant training and seeking promotion within their organisations.

It is headed by Cecilia Irrazábal, Certified Legal Translator (UCA), Associate Lecturer of Legal Translation at UCA and former Lecturer with UCAece Mar del Plata. She has been teaching English for Law Students and Lawyers for the last six years. She currently works as Legal English Instructor at UCA’s Cultural Centre, where she prepares students to sit for the ILEC test, and teaches Legal English in companies and law firms. She delivered a workshop on how to teach Legal English in the XII National Congress of Teachers and Students of English and has been invited to contribute with practical tips on teaching Legal English to the Herald Education Supplement. She delivered a workshop for teachers, to help them teach Legal English and also delivered presentations on how to convert to Legal English as part of the Teacher Training Support of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

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3/01/2019

THE LANGUAGE OF COMPANY LAW - TEST OF LEGAL ENGLISH SKILLS

Hello there and Happy 2019! Here we go with this activity on company law vocabulary: jumbled words. Excerpted from "The Lawyers English Language Coursebook". Are you considering sitting for TEST OF LEGAL ENGLISH SKILLS? Next exam date is March 21st. https://www.toleslegal.com/toles-foundation-exam-1/

Need intensive lessons? Please contact: irrazabalcecilia@gmail.com

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2/01/2019

Happy 2019!!

Thanks for your interest in LEGAL ENGLISH. Summer courses are available in the City of Buenos Aires.

- TEST OF LEGAL ENGLISH SKILLS: INTENSIVE TRAINING. Exam date: March 21st.

- AMERICAN LEGAL ENGLISH

- INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT DRAFTING

- INTRODUCTION TO COMPANY LAW

City of Buenos Aires. Tribunales. Contact irrazabalcecilia@gmail.com. Distance...

17/01/2018

LEGAL ENGLISH - SUMMER COURSES 2018

Happy 2018! This is to keep you up to date with five different proposals for this summer. ON-LINE LESSONS AVAILABLE!!

American Legal English Legal Drafting Contract Law and Language Legal English through Films Grammar Refresher for Lawyers

https://www.slideshare.net/…/legal-english-brief-summer-cou…

These are group lessons. All of them due to start in February...

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6/02/2017

LEGAL ENGLISH - BRIEF SUMMER COURSES

http://www.slideshare.net/CeciliaIrrazbal/legal-english-summer-courses-2017-71792799

AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LEGAL ENGLISH This is a brief course for legal professionals and translators who want to gain further insights into the language of lawyers prevailing in the US. They will then be introduced to the functioning of the American legal system, they will analyze ...

10/01/2017

AMERICAN COMMON LAW

Hello there! Are you interested in American common law?

Please watch this video and follow it up through these questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VnssEXV8FI 2) Please translate the denition provided by BLACK’S LAW DICTIONARY into Spanish. 3) Why do you think that a precedent is quoted to define law? 4) Why is law intertwined with morality?

5) Compare and...

22/08/2016

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ENGLISH CERTIFICATE - VERY LAST CHANCE

Hello there. As most of you already know, Cambridge English has decided to discontinue ILEC (International Legal English Certificate). Those who live in the City of Buenos Aires or nearby, please take into account the very last exam dates and enrollment to be made through Buenos Aires Open Centre, or Instituto Anglo Uruguayo (Montevideo). Dates are November 19th and December...

20/07/2016

REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT - DAMAGES: A SIMPLE EXAMPLE.

Hello, long time. For who are taking the ILEC course and are going through a rather dense unit: REMEDIES for BREACH OF CONTRACT, let me share this simple example, from INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ENGLISH, Book for Teachers.

The many types of remedies may be illustrated through a simplistic example: A supplier agrees to supply a ton of concrete mix to a builder in exchange for...