If your job has to do with translation—and especially with handling large volumes of content—then it’s probable that you’ve heard about machine translation (MT). Some industry professionals will tell you that MT can translate anything—fast and for cheap. But don’t fall for the hype.
When it comes to legal systems, one country’s understanding of a term or concept might differ considerably from another’s. The same goes for legal translation: local laws or regulations rarely translate to literal equivalents.