"The Summer Institute of Jurilinguistics is an annual forum held to raise awareness of jurilinguistic activities in Canada and promote information sharing between legal language professionals across the country. Jurilinguistics is the study of legal discourse from a language perspective. Because each legal system (civil law and common law) and each language has its own special characteristics, jurilinguistics specifically seeks to define methods for improving the quality of legal texts while taking into account the complexity and shades of meaning of each system and the unique character of each language. It also has applications in unilingual and multilingual contexts and within single-system and multi-system legal frameworks."
- Iliana Auverana, "The Summer Institute of Jurilinguistics is expanding" (2006) 3:3 Language Update 23 (Translation Bureau)