French Translation Services

France is well known as being highly protective not only of its culture, but also of its language, the latest language protection law having come into effect as recently as in 1994. This certainly has a tremendous effect on French translations, including French legal translations, since anything not rendered absolutely accurately from and especially into French will not be accepted.

Legal Translation Solutions is a translation agency dedicated to meeting these high standards and selects its teams of professional French translators accordingly. Only translators that are native of France and qualified in the legal field handle our English to French document translations intended for this particular market. Likewise, documents to be translated for Canadian clients are handled by professional translators specializing in Canadian French as well as in Canadian law.

Since French is not only the official language of France and one of the two official languages of Canada, we choose professional French translators familiar with the linguistic particularities of each French-speaking country and their legal systems, matching the requirements of every individual project. Needless to say, in addition to their specialized knowledge, our French to English translators all have a high command of English legalese.

One of the challenges in French to English document translation is the exceedingly formalized, almost archaic language of French public and court documents. Ironically, English lawyers after the Norman Conquest in 1066 used the French legal language in court, pronouncing the French words as if they were English, which became known as “Law French,” further including the transcription of spoken English in the recording of legal propositions. French law terminology thus formed the basis of the English legal vocabulary, but while there are a number of terms still used today (e.g. appeal, negligence, verdict, heir, demand, indictment), the overall style and composition of these types of documents is very specific, requiring experience and skill on the part of the professional French translator.

To provide top French to English and English to French document translation services, we custom-tailor our translator teams to suit the project at hand, not only in terms of source and target market but also with regard to the respective legal field of expertise (copyright, patent, tax, licensing, etc). Your French translation needs will be met by skilled and highly specialized professional translators who master the “Law French” and “Law English” of today.

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Legal Translation Solutions is a division of ASTA-USA Translation Services, Inc., a Wyoming Corporation with its primary international and administrative offices located in Dallas, Texas. Legal Translation Solutions also has Document Translation Services operations offices in New York, NY, San Diego, CA, Alexandria, VA, Montreal, Canada and Henrietta, Texas. Our Lead Project Managers and our Certified Language Translators are located throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Legal Translation Solutions provide professional translation services to US-based and international public and privately held corporations, law firms, government and private entities. Legal Translation Solutions provide certified translations that are accurate, clear, culturally as well as politically sensitive to the social environment of the target audience. Legal Translation Solutions work in strategic partnerships with translation companies and individual accredited professional language translators worldwide to provide first-class document translation services. Legal Translation Solutions and its parent company, ASTA-USA, are Corporate Members of the American Translators Association and of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators.

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