COURSES OFFERED:

 

 

Accreditation

 

As part of the on-going professional education initiative for members of the legal profession in Italy, our courses are accredited by the Milan Bar Association (Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano). Each course entitles participants to 12 crediti formativi. Please contact the Milan Bar Association for further details.

 

The cost of the course may be partially deductible for tax purposes.

If you have a VAT number you will be able to claim back the vat relating to the course.

A certificate of attendance will be presented at the end of the course signed by the President of the Milan Bar Association (Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano) and by the Professional English Trainer.

 

All our courses are open to all lawyers (both trainee lawyers and members of the Milan Bar), Magistrates and personnel of the Tribunale di Milano.

LEGAL ENGLISH BASICS

This elementary level course is aimed at members of the legal profession who need to deal with foreign clients in the course of their business and wish to improve their communication skills.

The course syllabus includes an introduction to legal documents used in company law and contract law, as well as practical elements such as sending/receiving letters and emails, holding meetings, making phone calls, etc. The basic main topics of English grammar will also be revised. Audio materials will also form part of the coursework.

Students will be required to complete an online English test and will then be placed on a course appropriate to their English level.

The course comprises a total of 24 hours of lessons divided into 12 weeks of 2 hour weekly lessons and will be held on Mondays from 18.15 to 20.15, starting on Monday 29 September 2008 and finishing on Monday 15 December 2008.

(see Course Dates & Costs for further details)

 

LEGAL ENGLISH I Civil Law

Legal English course for lawyers practising civil law. Students must already have a basic comprehension of English as only English is spoken during the course. The course includes lessons on explaining civil law procedure in English, the correct English terminology used for telephoning, letter and email writing, reading and drafting contracts and the correct use of vocabulary of civil law subjects such as Employment/Labour Law, Debt Collection/Recovery and Bankruptcy.

Students will be required to complete an online English test and will then be placed on a course appropriate to their English level.

The course comprises a total of 24 hours of lessons divided into 12 weeks of 2 hour weekly lessons and will be held on Wednesdays from 13.00-15.00, starting on Wednesday 1 October, 2008 and finishing on Wednesday 17 December 2008.

(see Course Dates & Costs for further details)

 

LEGAL ENGLISH I Criminal Law

Legal English course for lawyers practising criminal law. Students must already have a basic comprehension of English as only English is spoken during the course. The course includes lessons on explaining criminal law procedure in English, the correct English terminology used for telephoning, letter and email writing, and the correct use of vocabulary of criminal law, particularly focusing on the subjects of business crimes such as Bankruptcy crime, Criminal Fraud, Corruption and Professional Negligence/Malpractice.

Students will be required to complete an online English test and will then be placed on a course appropriate to their English level.

The course comprises a total of 24 hours of lessons divided into 12 weeks of 2 hour weekly lessons and will be held on Wednesdays from 18.00-20.00, starting on Wednesday 1 October, 2008 and finishing on Wednesday 17 December 2008.

(see Course Dates & Costs for further details)

 

LEGAL ENGLISH II Civil Law

Legal English course for lawyers and trainees who have a good working knowledge of English. The course includes practice reading and writing contract clauses, company formation documents, vocabulary useful in areas such as debtor/creditor, employment law, communicating with clients in writing and by telephone, holding meetings, etc.  Time on this course will be dedicated to structured conversation between students and the teacher concerning legal subjects students are currently working on, to ensure correct use of legal vocabulary and terminology. Audio materials will also form part of the coursework.   

Students will be required to complete an online English test and will then be placed on a course appropriate to their English level. 

The courses comprise a total of 24hours of lessons divided into 12 weeks of 2 hour weekly lessons. This course will be held on Wednesdays from 18.15 to 20.15, starting on Wednesday 1 October 2008 and finishing on 17 December 2008.

 (see Course Dates & Costs for further details)