Be Careful about Negotiating in a Foreign Language

California is diverse in many ways, including the number of different languages used both in the home and in commerce. In business transactions, thousands upon thousands of consumer contracts are negotiated each day in California in a language other than English. But what many people do not know is that California law places restrictions on the enforceability of many of these transactions, unless the consumer is provided with a copy of the main points of the contract, in the language that the parties were speaking during negotiations.

And yes, counselors out there, legal fee agreements are among those potentially covered by this law.

To learn more, read Yuriko’s article from the September 2012 issue of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, by clicking here.