Translations| The Challenges and Opportunities of Legal Translation and Translator Training in the 21st Century

Catherine Way


The 21st century offers all professions myriad opportunities to face new challenges and redefine their current positions. Legal translation has a long tradition in translation studies and practice; nevertheless, it seems that the moment has come for profound changes in the legal translation profession’s position in society and for legal translator training. After a brief overview of legal translation, this article focuses on important challenges and opportunities for legal translators and for legal translator trainers. I revise initial steps already taken to address the challenges and to seize the opportunities of the 21st century and discuss those still requiring attention.


legal translation, decision making, discourse analysis, challenges, legal translator training

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