Spanish/English Legal, Diplomatic, Commercial Translation Resources

  1. Lists, Links and General Resources
  2. Institutions and Organizations
  3. Texts: Press Releases
  4. Glossaries
  5. Contracts and American Legal Forms
  6. Patent
  7. Bulletin Board, Newsgroups
  8. Dictionaries

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**THE MOST USEFUL RESOURCES

 1. Lists, Links and General Resources

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2. Institutions and Organizations

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3. Texts: Press Releases

English

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English/Spanish

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4. Glossaries

Legal/Diplomatic

Commercial

Multilingual, Miscellaneous

  • EURODICAUTOM - "A Translator's best friend on the web" (Spanish/English): allows you to select source and target languages and query database of terms in all subject areas, as well as see definitions, examples in context, abbreviations, etc. 

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5. Contracts and American Legal Forms

  • The Contracts Library
  • CORI - Contracting and Organizations Research Initiative (University of Missouri-Columbia [Formerly maintained by the Center for Research on Contracts and the Structure of Enterprise at the University of Pittsburgh]): contains numerous contracts for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, franchising, entertainment, shipping, health care, etc. Registration is required to access this free searchable database.
  • The American Standard Legal Forms - contains litigation and transactional forms
  • CataLaw: Business and Legal Forms (English) - link to sites containing legal and business forms
  • The 'Lectric Law Library's Forms Room - legal forms in business and law, real estate, employment matters, probate, etc.
  • Legal Documents - Internet's largest collection of free legal forms
  • Links to Business and Legal Forms in English - hundreds of legal and business forms in .pdf format (Note: Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view .pdf files)  
  • NYU Edgar Filing Retrieval Tool - search, view, download and print financial statements and forms filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by U.S. and foreign corporations
  • Quo Jure Legal Form Archive - examples of a number of documents classified by document type, subject matter and date

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6. Patents

  • Banco De Patentes Universidad Autónoma De México
  • Oficina Española De Patentes
  • Oficina Nacional De Patentes de Argentina
  • Banco De Patentes De Colombia
  • STO's Patent Search System Site - home page for Source Translation & Optimization's (STO) Internet Patent Search System, a way for people around the world to perform patent searches and access information on the patenting process.  Find patent titles by scrolling through the list and selecting the class and subclasses from general to specific (i.e., machinery, manufacturing, wheelwright machines), or enter the class/subclass codes as used in the Index to the U.S. Manual of Classifications (ex: 363-131).
  • IBM Patent Server - most comprehensive U.S. Patent site.  Allows you to access over 26 years of U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) patent descriptions.  Search by words (e.g. elevator, robot, twin-engine, John Smith, etc.), or scroll down to perform an alternative or boolean search.
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office’s free patent databases - these include both the U.S. Patent Bibliographic Database (a freely searchable database of front page information from U.S. patents issued from 1976-1997), and the AIDS Patent Database (a freely searchable database of the full text and images of AIDS related patents issued by the U.S., Japanese and European patent offices).
  • European Patent Office Internet Resources - scroll down list to view links classified by the following categories: patent offices, database hosts offering patent databases, patents classification systems, useful European connections and similar sources.

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7. Bulletin Board, Newsgroups

  • LANTRA: Translator and Interpreter Listserv - electronic mailing list for translators and interpreters.  Allows you to ask questions about terms and receive quick answers from professional translators.  Expect to receive approximately 100+ e-mail messages daily.  Subscribe to LANTRA.

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8. Dictionaries

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Legal: English

  • *Black's Law Dictionary.  The Standard and Authoritative Reference for U.S. Legal Terms. Ref. Ref. KF156 .B53 1990
  • Dictionary of the Law.  Ref. KF156 .O69 1991
  • Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage.  Ref. KF156 .G367 1987
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Law.  by Parry, Grant, Watts Longer definitions with chapter containing official documents such as Charter of the United Nations, Convention of Vienna and UN declarations.  Ref. JX1226 .P33 1986
  • Essential Dictionary of Real Estate Terminology.  Stacks HD 1365 .H45 1982
  • Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary of Real Estate. Includes "Portfolio of Forms" including sample mortgage agreements, deeds, leases, notes. Stacks HD 1365 .G79 1982
  • The International Law Dictionary.  Ref. JX1226 .B57 1987
  • Law Dictionary.  Barron's Educational Series. Ref. KF156 .G53 1984
  • Law Dictionary with Pronunciation.  Ref. KF156 .B3
  • Legal Thesaurus.  Ref. KF156 .B856
  • Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Law.  Merriam Webster, 1996.
  • The Plain-Language Law Dictionary.  Ref. KF156 .P58
  • Shepard's/McGraw Hill Tax Dictionary for Business. (1996)
  • Webster's New World Legal Word Finder.  Ref. KF319 .O27 1987

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 Legal Bilingual Dictionaries

  • **Cabanellas & Hoague. Butterworth's English-Spanish Dictionary. Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1999. (Latin American Spanish) Ref. # K52.S6 C33 1991 1. Located MAIN ref index table.
  • **Thomas L. West, III. Spanish-English Dictionary of Law and Business. Protea Publishing Company. 1999. Ref#. K52.S6 W4 1999.
  •  Alcaraz Varó, Campos Pardillos and Miguélez. El Inglés Jurídico Norteamericano. Editorial Ariel, 2001. (peninsular Spanish)
  • Alcaraz Varó & Hughes. El Español Jurídico. Ariel, 2003. (Peninsular Spanish)
  • Alcaraz Varó. Legal Translation Explained. Manchester, UK ; Northampton, MA : St. Jerome Pub., 2002. Ref # K213 .A418 2002
  • Becerra, Javier F. Diccionario de Terminología Jurídica Mexicana. México: Escuela Libre de Derecho, 1999.
  • Benmaman, Connolly and Loos. Bilingual Dictionary of Criminal Justice Terms (English/Spanish). New Cork: Gould Publications, 1991.Ref. # K52.S6 B45 1991
  • Dahl, Henry S. Dahl's law dictionary : Spanish-English/English-Spanish : an annotated legal dictionary, including authoritative definitions from codes, case law, statutes, and legal writing and legal opinions of attorneys general = Diccionario jurídico Dahl. Buffalo, N.Y.: W.S. Hein, 1999. Ref. # K52.S6 D33 1992. Available Ohio Link 1992 Edition.
  • Kaplan, Steven M. Wiley's English-Spanish, Spanish-English Legal  Dictionary. New York: Wiley law publications,1997. Ref. # K52.S6 K36 1997
  • Lacasa Navarro, Ramón. Diccionario de DerechoEconomía y Política : inglés-español, español-inglés = Dictionary of law, economy and politic [sic] : English-Spanish, Spanish-English / Ramón Lacasa Navarro, Isidro Díaz de Bustamante . Madrid : Editorial Revista de Derecho Privado : Editoriales de Derecho Reunidas, 1986. Ref# K52.S62 L32 1986
  •  Robb, Louis A. Diccionario de Términos Legales. French & European Publications Inc. 1990.
  • Romañach, Julio. Dictionary of Legal Terms : Spanish-English, English-Spanish = Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos : Español-Inglés, Inglés-Español. Baton Rouge, LA .Lawrence Pub. Co., 1992. Ref.# K52.S6R66 1992.
  • Spanish Law Dictionary : Spanish/English, English/Spanish = ; Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos ; Español-Inglés, Inglés-Español . [editorial team, P.H. Collin... [et al.] Teddington: Peter Collin, 1999. Ref.# K52.S6 S62 1999
  • Solís & Gasteazoro. West's Spanish-English/English-Spanish Law Dictionary. St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co., 1992.
  • Castro Palés, Marisol. Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos: Español - Inglés, English - Spanish . Madrid : Espasa Calpe, 2002. Ref. # K52.S6 D52 2002.

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Legal Spanish

  • Arco Torres, Miguel Angel del. Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos. Granada, 1999.
  • Alcaraz Varó & Hughes. Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos. Ariel.
  • De Piña, Rafael. Diccionario de Derecho. Mexico: Editorial Porrúa, S.A.,  1983.
  •  Espasa, Calpe. Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos Español Inglés. Espasa Calpe Mexicana, S.A., 2003.
  • Ghersi, Carlos. Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos Más Usuales. La Ley: 2004.
  • Ossorio y Florit, Manuel. Diccionario de Ciencias Jurídicas, Políticas y Sociales / Manuel Osorio. Buenos Aires:  Heliasta, 2000. Ref. # K50 .O88 2000
  • Rivera García, Ignacio. Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos. Orford, N.H., E.U.A. : Equity Pub. Co., 1985. Ref # K54 .R58 1985. Available Ohio Links for library use only.
  •  López de Puga, Ana. Diccionario Jurídico Bursátil. Buenos Aires : Abeledo-Perrot, 2002. Ref. # HG4513 .L67 2002.

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Commercial English

  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Accounting and Finance (English).  Ref. HF1001 .S525 1989
  • Reuters Glossary of International Economic & Financial Terms (English).  Ref. HB 61 .R48x 1989
  • Webster's NewWorld Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary of Real Estate (includes forms) Ref. HD1365 .G76 1987

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Bilingual Commercial

  • **Kaplan, Steven M. Wiley's English-Spanish, Spanish-English Business Dictionary: Diccionario De Negocios Ingles-Espanol, Espanol-Ingles Wiley.  Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporate, 1996. Ref. HB61 .K323 1996. Available Ohio Link.
  • Collin, et al., Dictionary of Business. (peninsular Spanish). Peter Collin Publishing, Ltd. 2001.
  • Dobbins, Tim. Business Companion. Spanish. Living Language. Book & CD, 2001.
  • Gorman, Michael &  Henson, María-Luisa. Manual of Business Spanish: A comprehensive Language Guide (language for business). Routledge, 1996. Ref. # HF1002 .G65 1997.Available Ohio Link.
  • Lopez, Sinda & Watt, Donald. The Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: Spanish, English/English, Spanish. Oxford University Press, 2004. Ref. # 468.3421 Ox2 Available Ohio Link  edition.
  •  Alcaraz Varó & Hughes. Diccionario de Términos Económicos, Financieros y Comerciales : Inglés-Español, Spanish-English / Enrique Alcaraz Varó y Brian Hughes.  Barcelona: Ariel, 1997.  Ref. # HB61 .A47 1996x (Available Ohio Link 1996 edition)

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Commercial Spanish

  • Urrutia, Raola. Diccionario de Negocios. Limusa, 1995.
  • Muñoz, Hernández.  Diccionario De Comercio Internacional.  Lázaro 2002

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Françoise Massardier-Kenney  Translation Coordinator  Modern and Classical Language Studies  Kent State University  P.O. Box 5190  Kent, Ohio 44242  email : fkenney@kent.edu