Translating Non-English Language Documents


Language translation on Everlaw is provided by Google or Amazon and can help you identify documents with key content in non-English languages. Machine translation is not expected to replace professional translation that might be required for legal proceedings, but can be useful to identify documents that merit such translation.

To translate in the review window, translation must be enabled from the Project Settings. To learn more about translation settings, please read our article on Language Tools

To translate a document, make sure that you have added the Language tab to your review window panel. To do so:

  1. Select Edit on the bottom right of the review panel.
  2. Drag or click the Languages tab to add it to your panel.

Text in non-English languages identified as expected in your Project Settings will be highlighted at the top of the Language panel. The number of passages containing a non-English language will also be identified.

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Click the left and right arrows to jump to different non-English passages.

In text-selection mode you can highlight any portion of the document by clicking and dragging with your mouse. A translation will appear in the box in the Language tab for all non-English languages supported by machine translation, even if they are not expected languages.

Note that for audio and video files, Everlaw only supports translation and transcription of English or Spanish.

Translations cannot be exported from Everlaw.

Automatic Translation

In the document's Text view you can automatically translate the entire document. Select Auto Translate to replace all of the detected non-English text with its translation. To translate back to the original text, select the Auto Translate button again. Note that Auto Translate is only available for languages identified as expected languages in the Project Settings.

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Spreadsheet Translation

Translation is not supported for the Native spreadsheet view. To translate a spreadsheet, navigate to the Text view by pressing the text button at the top of the review panel.

Translating in the classic review window

If non-English text is detected within a document, a "Language" tab will appear under the text view. Clicking the tab will take you to the language panel. From here, you can Auto Translate a passage or select the text you want to translate.



Translation services

Non-English documents are translated within Everlaw's secure environment through Google Translate or Amazon Translate. Please follow the provided links for more information on each translation service. 

For information on translation ingestion, please refer to Translation Ingestion Workflow and Best Practices

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