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The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department is proud to introduce the fourth year of the Continuing Legal Professional Development Programme for legal consultants who are registered on the practicing roll of practicing legal consultants in the Emirate of Dubai.

The Department continues in its aim to provide a world-class learning environment to enable legal consultants to meet the ever-evolving requirements of their clients.

Each legal consultant registered on the roll in the category of practicing legal consultants will still be required to obtain sixteen (16) CLPD points on a yearly basis. Eight (8) of those points at least must be obtained by completing the Mandatory CLPD Activities. Eight (8) points shall be obtained from the Accredited CLPD Activities selected by legal consultants from among the Department’s accredited activities, in so far as one accredited activity shall be no more than four (4) points.

 

Learning pathways

The Department has built on the success of the learning pathways from year 3. This year the CLPD programme will be introducing a series of courses under the following headings:

 

Technical skills

Technical skills will include a series of courses designed to improve the skills of legal consultants beyond the law and which are required to maintaining professional excellence in a fast changing legal industry.

 

Legal skills

Legal Skills will build on the foundational years of the CLPD programme to provide advanced analysis of case judgements and legislation.

 

Ethics and Governance

This year's online Ethics course will help legal consultants understand and develop a world class governance framework.

Legal consultants are required to complete a minimum of one course from each of the three pathways, and then will have the choice of completing a fourth course from either the legal or technical skills pathways to complete four Mandatory courses and attain the required minimum of eight hours mandatory CLPD.

As per the ethos of the project we are consistently evolving to bring new practical courses. We will also be running year one, year two and year three courses for those that did not have the opportunity to previously complete these courses.

If you have completed a course in Year 1, 2 and 3 you will not be given CLPD points for repeating the same course.

 

To learn more about workshop sessions please click HERE.

 

This year’s courses will include:

 

Technical Skills

  • Drafting to communicate
  • Legal words and meanings
  • Introduction to Legal Technology
  • Optimal decision-making
  • Mindsets for Innovation
  • Optimal Performance
  • Powerful Relationships for Lasting Success
 

Legal Knowledge

  • Case Review Series: Damages in Focus
  • Case Review Series: Legal Highlights on Foreign Direct Investment and Arbitration Law
 

In addition, two further courses will be designed and released throughout the year to allow the CLPD programme to meet the constantly evolving legal framework of the Emirate of Dubai.

Latest Courses

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  • Arabic Legal Drafting Skills (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    This course is aimed at legal consultants who would like to develop their Arabic legal drafting skills. The course will include tips on how to draft clearly, concisely and persuasively and will include examples of ‘bad’ drafting for discussion Course Location:

    Course
    Mandatory
    Points
    2
    Location
    The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Civil Procedure Code – An overview and update

    A detailed overview of the UAE’s Civil Procedure Code, from filing a claim to enforcing a judgment, taking into account the recent and significant amendments which have been made to the Civil Procedure Code. Course Location:

    Course
    Mandatory
    Points
    2
    Location
    The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Ethics and Governance (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    This is a course focused on the ethical considerations of lawyers with respect to their law firms and clients. The course addresses general ethical issues, business ethics and the importance of ethics in implementing effective corporate governance within organisations. Effective Read More

    Course
    Mandatory
    Points
    2
  • Ethics and Governance (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

    This is a course focused on the ethical considerations of lawyers with respect to their law firms and clients. The course addresses general ethical issues, business ethics and the importance of ethics in implementing effective corporate governance within organisations. Effective Read More

    Course
    Mandatory
    Points
    2