Executive Counsel

Executive Counsel

Dr. Liese Katschinka

 

Dr. Liese Katschinka

President of European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association, Austria

LIESE KATSCHINKA studied interpreting and translation (German, English, French) at the University of Vienna (graduated with the title of Diploma-Dolmetsch)

She has worked as a free-lance interpreter and translator, as well as certificate court interpreter in Austria throughout her professional life.

She holds currently the position of President of EULITA (European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association), served as Vice-president and Secretary General of FIT(International Federation of Translators), was Vice-President of OVGD(Austrian Association of Court Interpreters) and Secretary General of UNIVERSITAS (Austrian Association of Interpreters and Translators).

She has organized several international conferences for FIT (Xth FIT Congress Vienna, 1984) and the FIT Committee for Legal Interpreting and Translation.

She has worked on several EU projects (TRAFUT - Training for the Future; Qualetra- Quality in Legal Translation; JUSTISIGNS- Sign-Language Interpreting in Investigative Settings; LIT Search- Pilot project for a European database of legal interpreters and Translators).

She serves currently as project leader of ISO 20228 (Legal Interpreting).

 

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