Speaking Courses in Law

Learn and practice the arts of persuasion and negotiation in these Advanced Legal English Speaking courses. From Cicero to the modern day, lawyers and associates will discuss key principles and practice various techniques with new vocabulary and phrases. They will learn key rhetorical and speaking skills that persuade audiences from courts to peers to clients and more. Courses are filled with legal examples, new knowledge, and practice of relevant legal speaking skills that can be used in any language in professional and personal life.

Taught by experienced lawyers and language experts. Each Session is two hours.  Maximum 6 participants per session.

Contact Us to schedule a demo lesson at your firm in either Persuasion or Negotiation.

Power, Influence, and Persuasion (8 sessions)

  • Communicating across Levels and Types of Power
  • Increasing Your Sphere of Influence
  • Cicero’s Six Persuasion Maxims in Practice
  • New Persuasion Models in Practice
  • Storytelling and Case Building
  • Rhetorical Devices to Influence and Persuade
  • The Ethics of Influence and Persuasion
  • Cumulative Review Activity

Negotiation (8 sessions)

  • Manage your personal strengths and weaknesses
  • BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement)
  • Shape agreements and informal understandings
  • Structuring the bargaining process
  • Recognize and respond to manipulation tactics 1
  • Recognize and respond to manipulation tactics 2
  • Focusing in on what matters in difficult negotiations
  • Cumulative Review Activity