LEGAL ENGLISH COURSE: Communication and writing skills (KUWAIT Second Edition) – October 2019

UpcomingLEGAL ENGLISH COURSE: Communication and writing skills (KUWAIT Second Edition) – October 2019

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English is the established language of the legal profession and it is therefore an essential tool for any legal professional, particularly when working in a diverse environment such as the financial hubs of GCC. This Legal English course has been designed to develop the participant’s language and communication skills in a legal context by focusing on the forms of English used in English law, and the use of skills such as drafting, interpreting and communicating, in order to assist in developing the effective and accurate use of legal English in practice.

This course is aimed at non native English speakers legal practitioners, such as Arabic native-speaking practitioners and students.

Learning outcomes:

  • Acquire new knowledge, competencies and skills in specified areas of legal practice that are relevant to the region;
  • Assist lawyers in expanding their knowledge of legal English terminology;
  • Understand the principles of using plain English when drafting legal documents;
  • Verbally communicate more effectively in English in a legal professional context;
  • Enhance interpretation of legal document skills; and
  • Improve thoroughness in drafting formal written work, such as: contract clauses, emails, reports, and memos.

Benefits for the lawyers:

  • The legal English course provides practitioners with the opportunity to practice socializing in English with other legal professionals.
  • The course provides practitioners with the opportunity to practice, improve and receive feedback on their writing, reading and communication skills by participating in a range of activities such as: drafting contracts and taking part in simulated meetings and negotiations, whereby the specialized tutor is able to offer language solutions and correct mistakes.

Certification: 

Participants who will complete to full program will receive a Lexis Nexis / MDX Dubai Certificate of Completion.

Programme – 4-day course:

Topic Lesson
Day 1

 

13 October 2019

 

17:00 to 20:00

Foundations and Principles of English Common Law

 

English Legal Terminology

 

Common law v Kuwait civil law

Topics to be covered:

·       The adversarial system

·       Classification of the law

·       English court structure

·       Sources of law

·       Doctrine of precedent

·       Statutory interpretation

 

Comparison between common and civil law legal systems, overview of common law legal system, sources and types of law (common law, statute), principle of precedent.

Day 2

 

14 October 2019

 

17:00 to 20:00

English Legal Terminology

 

Common law procedure

Topics to be covered: Outline of common law legal system laws and procedures, legal terminology of court procedures, start to finish process of commencing a claim, particular focus on skills required in commercial litigation (court etiquette, court setup, presentation skills)
Day 3

 

15 October 2019

 

17:00 to 20:00

Legal drafting Topics to be covered: Contract law, use of legal English in different types of legal documents, the use of simple English, what to avoid when drafting a contract, drafting other legal documents (e.g. emails, letters)
Day 4

 

16 October 2019

 

17:00 to 20:00

Master Class (practical component with feedback) Activities to be covered: Interpretation of legal document exercise, analysis of case trajectories, breakdown of case-law judgments.

Mooting exercise based on a case study looked at on day 1 of the legal English course.

Redrafting and restructuring a number of poorly drafted contract clauses, drafting a response to an email from a fictional client.

 

Details Price Qty

  • Legal English program - Session 1
    13/10/2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Legal English program - Session 2
    14/10/2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Legal English program - Session 3
    15/10/2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Legal English program - Session 4
    16/10/2019
    17:00 - 20:00
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