Steps involved in online event registration

  1. Log in to your account. If you are not a member of our association, you may need to create a new account first.
  2. Once you have logged in, scroll down and click "Register Myself"
  3. Some events may require you to answer questions about dietary requirements and other information.
  4. If the event has program items, click "Add" next to any item you wish to attend (not all events have program items)
  5. Click "Proceed to Checkout" to pay for your registration. Your registration is not valid until we receive your payment.

Please note: Cost displayed below is based on your membership level (members and non-members pay different rates).

AUSIT PD Event Administration Fees and Registration Refund Policy

Members Area
  • Update your contact details
  • Change username and password
  • Pay renewals
  • Update your email notification preference
  • View your past transaction and much more! 
Events Calendar

Browse and register for another event that might of interest to you.

Step 1: Log in or Create an Account

Sign in with your existing account

Create a new Account

Click here to create a new account

Use this option if you aren't a member and do not have an account

Step 2: Click 'Register Myself' to begin registration

SA190525 - Translating in Legal Settings

Translating in Legal Settings

Saturday 25 May 2019    10:30 am - 12:30 pm  (ACST)

Translation across different legal systems must respect cultural differences in the legal system, as well as recognize and reflect the styles of the legal system for which the translation is being made.

How can the inductive reasoning of common law systems be meaningfully rendered into a civil law context, based on deductive reasoning? And what of legal concepts which are viewed differently in different cultures?

This session will present an overview of the history and theory of legal translation, with examples drawn from practice. The role of a legal translator as an expert witness will also be addressed. In addition, there will be time for discussion and questions.


Dr Rocco Loiacono is a Senior Lecturer in the Curtin University Law School, Perth, and in the MA Translation Studies Course at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He has an LLB and a Diploma in Modern Languages (First Class Honours) from UWA. He practised as a lawyer for ten years, most of that time at Clayton Utz, one of Australia’s largest law firms. Rocco was awarded his PhD (from UWA) in 2014. His particular research interest is the translation difficulties arising from the differences that exist between continental legal systems and the English common law. He has published in peer-reviewed journals of translation, linguistics and law. Rocco is a NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Interpreters and Translators) Certified Translator (Italian>English) and is the current AUSIT National President.

Registration Fees

AUSIT Members : $25      AUSIT Student Members : $10   
NZSTI & ASLIA Members : $25         
Others (non-members) : $70         

PD Level - Intermediate  :  10 points  :  Logbook Section 1.4

25/05/2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Flinders University 182 Victoria Square Room 2 on Level 1 ADELAIDE, SA 5000
Add To Calendar
2019-05-25 10:30:00 2019-05-25 12:30:00 Australia/Adelaide SA190525 - Translating in Legal Settings Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square, Room 2 on Level 1, ADELAIDE, 5000, SA, Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators AUSIT_Event