Published 4 December 2018
Young-OGEMID's (YO) eighth virtual symposium advised junior practitioners, academics and law students on the problems and pitfalls of bilingual lawyering. While conversational fluency is nothing to be sniffed at, true legal fluency remains elusive for many practitioners. As YO moderator Prof. S. I. Strong stated in her introduction, "[b]ilingual lawyering is often much more difficult than it seems." During the discussion, academics and practitioners from around the world discussed the problems associated with bilingual lawyering and how to move from conversational fluency to legal and business fluency. Although officially running from 5 September to 14 September 2018, the level of interest in the symposium was such that the final post was received on 18 September 2018. The eighth YO virtual symposium featured the following speakers:
- Prof. Nicolás Etcheverry, Dean of the University of Montevideo Law School, Uruguay;
- Prof. Katia Fach Gómez, Professor of the University of Zaragoza, Spain;
- Prof. Veronica Taylor, Professor of the Australia National University;
- Ms Salua Kamerow of Penn State University; and
- Mr Anees Naïm of Bablex.