Job Description Template for:

Legal Translator

Years of experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Languages, Translation, or related field.
  • Assists in the preparation of patent evaluation reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Keeps records and maintains a database of documents as they are translated and evaluated.
  • Assists in the understanding of the nuances of translated documents by investigating and understanding unfamiliar definitions and terms.
  • Reading through original material and rewriting it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained.
  • Using specialist dictionaries, thesauruses and reference books to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words used.
  • Researching legal, technical and scientific phraseology to find the correct translation.
  • Proofreading and editing final translated and edited documents.
  • Providing grammatically correct, well-expressed final version of the translated text, usually as a word-processed document.
  • Prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Excellent English language proficiency.
  • Experience in translating legal documents.
  • Basic knowledge using Word software.
  • Well organized.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Time management skills.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Background in legal terms and phraseology.

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