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English Communication for Legal Practice - ECLP (Univ.)

Nächstmöglicher Start: 07.05.2020
Dozent(en): Carla Monteiro-Reuter, LLM.

Preis: 1950 €

In today’s globalised legal market, a thorough knowledge of Legal English is not an option, but a requirement. The number of legal transactions completed in English is constantly on the rise. Even when none of the parties are situated in English-speaking countries and the relevant governing law is German law, it is often the case that lawyers have to work with the English version of a contract and communicate with their clients, colleagues and opposing counsel in English.

Needless to say, the handling of complex legal documents and advice in English poses a significant liability risk if not done correctly.

The ECLP is the first university-backed certificate course in Germany to provide a solid conceptual and practical basis in legal communication for German lawyers practising in English.

    Module I: 7 May 2020 – 09.00 to 18.00
    Module II: 8 and 9 May 2020 – 09.00 to 18.00
    Module III: 14 and 15 May 2020 – 09.00 to 18.00
    Exam: 16 May 2020 – 10.00 to 15.00


Lawyers and in-house counsel who need to communicate with clients and colleagues in English in the course of their work and who would like to develop their Legal English and Business Communication Skills in English to the level required for international legal practice.

Key qualities necessary to succeed in the compliance field include the ability to:

  • understand the implications for business of complex legal and compliance documents in English;
  • communicate compliance norms and internal policies/guidelines to colleagues and business partners simply and clearly in an effort to minimise risk;
  • and manage compliance challenges in a diplomatic way across cultures.

  • By the end of the seminar, the participants will be:
  • familiar with the key Legal English vocabulary relevant to compliance matters;
  • in a better position to understand complex legal and compliance information in English;
  • able to speak more confidently about compliance matters in English (for example, when communicating with colleagues or business partners) even in difficult or controversial situations;
  • aware of some of the key techniques they can use to improve their writing in English significantly (including drafting compliance clauses);
  • and more aware of the influence of intercultural factors on English communication in a compliance context.
  • A good level of general English - level B2 or C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - and preferably at least one year of practical legal experience.

    • 07.05.2020, 9:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr
    • 08.05.2020, 9:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr
    • 09.05.2020, 9:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr
    • 14.05.2020, 9:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr
    • 15.05.2020, 9:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr
    • 16.05.2020, 9:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr

    Carla Monteiro-Reuter:

  • LL.M (Taxation); Solicitor of England & Wales (non-practising); experience as a corporate and tax lawyer at leading law firms in Johannesburg and London.
  • Since 2014, Europe-wide experience structuring and delivering seminars on Legal English and legal communication skills, group training courses (including virtual training) and individual coaching for international law firms, multinational companies and legal associations.
  • Seminars for lawyers and compliance officers - Zentrum für Weiterbildung und Wissenstransfer, University of Augsburg.
  • Seminars on Academic Legal Writing and Legal Presentation Skills - Faculty of Law, University of Passau.
  • Seminars on Legal Writing and Presentation Skills for the University of Passau.
  • Exam (1 day)

    A combined exam (will be announced) comprising an oral and a written component, with the written component being a practical task or tasks requiring participants to apply the strategies for effective legal writing learnt during the course, and the oral component being a case study or simulation (or multiple case studies or simulations) drawn from legal practice, again requiring participants to apply the strategies for effective oral communication learnt during the course.

    Certificate English Communication for Legal Practice – ECLP (Univ.) awarded by the University of Augsburg.

    Gerne führen wir diesen Kurs in Ihrem Unternehmen durch.
    Dafür passen wir die Inhalte an die individuellen Bedürfnisse Ihres Unternehmens an.

  • 6-Tage-Zertifikatskurs: € 1950,- (inkl. Kursunterlagen, Verpflegung und Rahmenprogramm)
  • Bei einer Anmeldung bis zum 26. März 2020 erhalten Sie unseren Frühbucherrabatt i.H.v. 5%
  • Als Absolvent der Universität Augsburg und/oder als Absolvent eines Zertifikatskurses des ZWWs erhalten Sie einen Alumnirabatt i.H.v. 10%
  • Frühbucher- und Alumnirabatt können kumuliert werden (max. 15 %)

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