Legal English for Legal Support Staff

Who is the course for?

Legal support staff including secretaries, paralegals and legal secretaries. It also serves as a useful introduction to Legal English for non-lawyers whose work occasionally brings them into contact with lawyers and legal matters.

What does the course teach?

The course covers the essential vocabulary and language skills required of legal support staff. As well as work on terminology, grammar, and reading and listening skills, the course also includes tasks designed to train letter writing skills, dealing with colleagues and clients and the differences between British and American English.

How long will the course take?

Approximately 25 hours.

Curriculum

  1. Real property
  2. A due diligence investigation
  3. Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  4. Criminal law
  5. Company formation
  6. Contracts and deals
  7. Wills and probate
  8. Sale of goods and sales and purchase agreements (SPAs)
  9. Commercial agency
  10. Billing and client care