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Legal English for Legal Assistants
Category: LEGAL/JUDICIAL COURSES

ABOUT THE COURSE
Why you should attend?
English is often the basis for international communication. As the legal and business world becomes evermore global, the scope of the legal assistants role has broadened to involve the preparation of more complex legal communications and documentation.
The need for precise and effective legal writing and understanding is essential to ensure the organisation is not exposed to unnecessary legal risk, accuracy can often prove more difficult if you are not communicating in your first language.
A solid and precise understanding of legal English and its uses is a fundamental and necessary skill of the effective legal assistant in international business.

What are the objectives of this programme?
This experiential workshop has been specifically designed to equip attendees with the ability to utilise their English skills successfully in legal business practice.
During the course of the programme you will:

  •  REVIEW the key writing skills of the legal assistant through practical and hands-one exercises
  •  LEARN and practice new reading techniques that will allow you to speed through legal documentation with confidence
  •  ACHIEVE fluency in all your legal communications
  •  IDENTIFY and correctly apply legal terminology to deliver concise and effective commercial correspondence
  • PRACTICE managing complicated and difficult phone calls to complete them with confidence

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Legal assistants
  • Legal secretaries in private practice law firms
  • Legal secretaries in corporate legal departments
  • Paralegals
  • Translators

NB: This programme is specifically designed for those who do not have English as their mother tongue.
Interactive and practical workshops.
A series of hands-on workshops will allow delegates to identify and put into practice the correct terminology essential to any professional conducting legal communications effectively and accurately under guidance from our expert presenter.

COURSE CONTENT

Programme - MODULE 1
NB: This programme is specifically designed for those who do not have English as their mother tongue.
Who’s who in the modern legal practice?

  • Modern legal practice and systems
  • Structure of law firms
  • Areas of practice
    Telephone calls
  • Practising telephone language
  • Taking and relaying messages
  • Dealing with difficult telephone calls and learning how to be “diplomatic”
  • Using language of offering help and making suggestions

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
Delegates will be required to deal with a difficult call from a client.
Grammar review

  • A review of the main grammatical points that will clarify the meaning of legal documents and correspondence
  • Tenses
  • Reported speech
  • Punctuation
  • Avoiding unusual word order in legal documents and correspondence to make them clearer

Writing skills for the legal assistant (1)

  • Taking dictation
  • Writing summaries
  • Taking minutes and learning about their layout
  • Writing reports
  •  Taking notes

PRACTICAL WRITING WORKSHOP 1
Delegates will work in groups and be required to relay messages and take dictation accurately.
Writing skills for the legal assistant (2)

  • Technical legal jargon and plain English alternatives
  • How to use legal jargon correctly
  • Re-wording sentences
  • Re-wording clauses
  • Avoiding over-complex sentences and structures
  • What not to write: repetition, old-fashioned phrases, jargon active versus passive case

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
Delegates will be required to identify key legal jargon and to rephrase sentences and clauses using plain English alternatives.

Programme - MODULE 2
NB: This programme is specifically designed for those who do not have English as their mother tongue.
Review of day one
Formal letters, emails and memos

  • Conventional phrases and structures; opening and closing; listing information
  • Presenting information clearly and simply
  • The importance of the subject line and introductory paragraph
  • Using discourse markers
  • The importance of linking paragraphs
  • Choosing the right form of communication

PRA

DATES:

09 May - 13 May, 2016,
11 Jul - 15 Jul, 2016,
17 Oct - 21 Oct, 2016,
14 Nov - 18 Nov, 2016

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