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Legal Skills Through English

Start Date
Monday 8 July 2024 at 10:00 AM
Delivery Method
Lectures and workshops delivered onsite at the Law Society of Ireland.
Course Leader
Sara Van den Bergh, Solicitor, Course Leader: s.vandenbergh@lawsociety.ie Claire O’Mahony, Head of Diploma Centre: c.omahony@lawsociety.ie
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**Early Bird Offer**

Participants who register for the course by 15 May 2024 will get a 15% discount on the course fee. 

Registration by email only, see application information below.

About the course

This International Legal Excellence Programme, Legal Skills Through English is offered over 5-days this summer, 8 -12 July, at the Law Society or Ireland. It is a great opportunity to: 

  • Improve your legal and English Skills,
  • Network with legal professionals from other countries,
  • Discover beautiful Ireland.

The course provides participants with an opportunity to develop their professional legal skills of negotiation, client interviewing and advising, legal writing and an oral professional presentation in the context of the English language.

What does it cover:

• Legal English Terminology
• Civil/Common Law comparison
• Legal Presentation skills
• Interviewing clients
• Negotiation skills
• Legal writing
• Optional social and cultural programme

How is it taught:

This course is highly practical and based on learning-by-doing. It includes interactive lectures, workshops, role-plays, performance recordings and one-to-one feedback.

Who should attend:

Applications are invited from lawyers, judges, prosecutors, trainee lawyers and Masters students (law). Please note that numbers are strictly limited to maximise the learning experience for participants.

Course fee:

The course fee of 995 per participant includes:

  • All classes,
  • Course materials,
  • Daily lunch and refreshments during course times

**Early Bird Offer**
The reduced early bird fee of €845 (15% off) applies if you register by 15 May 2024.

How to apply:

  • To book a place on the course, please fill out the application form:
    Application form   (pdf)
    Application form   (word doc)
  • Send a completed application form to the team by emailing: diplomateam@@lawsociety.ie
  • A member of our payments team will then be in touch
  • The closing date to apply for the course is Monday 27 May 2024.

What past participants say:

"The programme was varied and focused on useful skills like writing, presentation and negotiation. The social activities provided plenty of opportunities to get to know the other attendees and, of course, Dublin. Overall it was a delightful experience."
Johanna Thoelke, Rechtsanwältin, Solicitor, Germany

"The legal skills and English course hosted by the Law Society of Ireland provided an enriching experience, enhancing my legal English presentation skills significantly. The week was not only filled with invaluable learning but also offered practical advice on managing complex client interactions, which I found immensely beneficial. Additionally, the opportunity to connect with esteemed colleagues from across Europe was a highlight, fostering a sense of professional exchange that was truly remarkable."
Jiří Novák, Partner at Sokol Novák TdpA, Prague, Czech Republic

 Group photo, 2016

More information:



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