Paula Arturo, a lawyer and linguist, will guide us through the legal mazes we find ourselves in when dealing with agencies or direct clients. Translators are often overwhelmed and confused about what’s legal and what’s not in “standard” contracts. Should we sign non-disclosure agreements? If so, when and under what circumstances? What can we do about non-payers or late payers? Are translators always required to waive copyright? In this session, we will cover some of these frequently asked questions while also taking a deeper look at specific problem clauses and what the law has to say about standard business practices in our profession. By the end of this session, you will have sufficient information to make an informed decision before signing agency agreements, as well as enough knowledge of the key clauses at play when drafting your own Terms of Service for working with direct clients.