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Mandatory Activities

Choosing your learning Pathway

This year’s CLPD can be completely tailored to your preferences and interests. The mandatory requirements for CLPD Year 5 is still a minimum of 8 Mandatory points by completing 4 mandatory courses.

 

You are required to complete a minimum of one course from each of the pathways. These pathways are Ethics, Legal and Technical Skills. Your fourth course must then be selected from either Technical or Legal Skills to complete your mandatory requirement.

 

Ethics LegalTechnical Legal/Technical

 

This year the CLPD programme will be running all courses from previous years. If you have completed a course introduced in Year 1, 2, 3 or 4 you will not be given CLPD points for repeating the same course, however you will receive points for attending a mandatory course from those years if you had not attended it previously.

 

Courses available in 2020:

Year Legal Skills Technical Skills Ethics
Courses introduced in Year 5
  • Free Zones
  • Introduction to VAT in the UAE
  • Financial Regulation in the UAE
  • Enforcement and Recognition of Arbitration Awards Onshore, the DIFC and ADGM
  • Drafting Commercial Obligations
  • Next Level of Mindsets for Innovation – Leading Through Change
  • Emotionally Intelligent Dispute Resolution
  • Next Level of Optimal Performance – Developing Resilience
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 1 (Arabic)
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 2 (English)
  • Ethics: Anti-Money Laundering – The New Regulations
Courses introduced in Year 4
  • Case Review Series: Damages in Focus
  • Case Review Series: Legal Highlights on Foreign Direct Investment and Arbitration Law
  • Civil Procedure Code – An overview and update
  • What Drives M&A Activity? Reasons and Process
  • Bankruptcy
  • Drafting to communicate
  • Legal words and meanings
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 1 (English)
  • Arabic Legal Drafting Skills
  • Optimal decision-making
  • Mindsets for Innovation
  • Optimal Performance
  • Powerful Relationships for Lasting Success
  • Ethics and Governance
Courses introduced in Year 3
  • Competition and Commercial Agency
  • Contract Law Focus Session
  • E-Laws for Legal Practice
  • Introduction to Public Private Partnership in Dubai
  • Intellectual Property & Trademark Practice
  • Client Care and Conflict of Interests
Courses introduced in Year 2
  • A Commercial Companies Law Focus Session
  • Corporate Liability
  • Employment
  • Jurisdiction & Enforcement
  • Real Estate
  • Contract Termination
  • Know Your Client
  • Legal Consultant Accounts
Courses introduced in Year 1
  • Civil Transactions Law in context
  • Types of UAE Corporate Entities and Doing Business Under UAE Law
  • UAE Legal Framework
  • Code of Ethics

 

Block sessions

Block Session is the ability to book a course for a group of legal consultants from one law firm or more.

Conditions and Requirements:

– Can be booked any day of the week except Friday
– Between 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Minimum of 16 and maximum of 40 attendees per session
More than one course could be booked per day
– All bookings are subject to the availability of the trainer and Training Centre

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details and bookings at CLPDadmin@creativeword.ae.

 

Legal Consultants – Mandatory Courses

  • MANDATORY E-Learning Course: Ethics Anti-Money Laundering – The New Regulations (Arabic Language)

    This is a two-hour course focused on legal consultant awareness and practical knowledge on Anti-Money Laundering’s new legislations across all Local and International Regulatory platforms. The course covers: – the new UAE, and major International, legislative changes – regulatory trends and amendments – means Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • MANDATORY E-Learning Course: Ethics Anti-Money Laundering – The New Regulations (English Language)

    This is a two-hour course focused on legal consultant awareness and practical knowledge on Anti-Money Laundering’s new legislations across all Local and International Regulatory platforms. The course covers: - the new UAE, and major International, legislative changes - regulatory trends and amendments - means of implementation Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Enforcement and Recognition of Arbitration Awards Onshore, the DIFC and ADGM

    The aim of this session is to provide an overview of the following: 1. the legal framework for recognising Onshore, DIFC and ADGM seated arbitration awards Onshore and in the DIFC and ADGM; and 2. the process for enforcement of recognised awards Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Next Level of Mindsets for Innovation – Leading Through Change

    As the complexities of work and life continue to rise, we need now more than ever the skills to step into a new normal and be comfortable, not overwhelmed or anxious, by change. Take your learning from Mindsets for Innovation Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

    Current leadership research is showing that asking for feedback and asking for help are emerging as the most important leadership skills for today’s business conditions. Emotional Intelligence still ranks in the top 10 skills for the future according to The Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 2

    Building on the “Introduction to Legal Technology (Part 1)” course, this follow-up session will delve deeper into the latest global research, consider case studies, and focus on specific legal tools (with comparisons between key providers). Topics covered include: - Digital transformation Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Financial Regulation in the UAE

    An introduction to the different financial services jurisdictions in the UAE, including the DIFC, the ADGM and 'Onshore' UAE. The course covers various issues, including but not limited to jurisdictional issues, conduct, licensing, how different forms of securities are treated, Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Introduction to VAT in the UAE

    This new “Introduction to VAT in the UAE” course provides attendees with a high level context of the Tax Reform occurring across the GCC region and a summary of progress made with VAT Implementation in the region to date. The Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Free Zones

    Target Audience: All practitioners up to partner level. It would not benefit lawyers with over 3 years’ experience in corporate/commercial law including use and/or setup of free zones. Course Description: A detailed overview of the type of free zones and use of Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Next Level of Optimal Performance – Developing Resilience

    Take your learning from the Optimal Performance module - reframing stress as a performance enhancer - a level deeper. Life will constantly challenge us, that is a given. Science and research shows us that we can be challenged and be Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Emotionally Intelligent Dispute Resolution

    Winning a dispute or a conflict and addressing your client’s interests requires you to be a masterful negotiator and calm under pressure. It also requires the ability to listen deeply and truly connect with your client and the other parties, Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Drafting Commercial Obligations

    In this session, we will look at drafting and negotiation points on some of the most common types of clauses within commercial contracts: warranties and indemnities, limitation of liability clauses, and restrictive covenants. These clauses are relevant in corporate Sale and Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Bankruptcy

    Course Description: It serves as an introduction to Law No. 9 of 2016 on bankruptcy to explore important aspects of bankruptcy law, procedures and implications thereof. Areas Covered: 1. bankruptcy law, procedures and implications thereof. 2. debtor financial re-organization and bankruptcy preventive composition; 3. Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • What Drives M and A Activity? Reasons and Process

    Target Audience: All practitioners up to partner level. It would not benefit corporate lawyers with over 5 years’ experience. Course Description: The course is two part: 1. a review of the reasons why companies in the UAE engage in merger and acquisition activity; and 2. Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • 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:

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • 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.

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • 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

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • 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

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Case Review Series: Legal Highlights on Foreign Direct Investment and Arbitration Law

    Practical guide on two key legislations introduced in 2018 and understanding- through an interactive session- their impact on our day-to-day practice. Course Location:

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe 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
  • Case Review Series: Damages in Focus

    Refresher on key concepts governing damages (in contracts) in the UAE followed by an analysis on the types of damages that may be recovered before the UAE courts through studying actual court judgements, ending with a compare and contrast with Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe 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
  • Legal Words and Meanings

    This course is aimed at junior and midlevel legal consultants and will help legal consultants: Understand some common pitfalls in legal drafting Be aware of the issues that can arise from some frequently used words and phrases in contracts – and whether Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe 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
  • Optimal Decisions for Optimal Impact

    Powerful decisions enhance your effectiveness. Emotionally Intelligent decision making blends both rational and emotional thinking to make the best informed, optimal choices. The benefits? More innovation, wellbeing and career success; more productive relationships and personal resilience. Learn the 7 expert decision Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe 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
  • Optimal Performance

    Practicing the Emotional Intelligence skills of recognising patterns of behavior, and navigating through them, helps keep us balanced, vital and energized. We can achieve better, measurable and sustainable results – financial, relationships, influence and personal wellbeing, especially during times of Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe 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
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 1

    This course will provide a basic overview of the different types of legal technology currently available worldwide including legal research platforms and document automation solutions. The first part of the course will provide tips on leveraging basic tools that are Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Drafting to Communicate (see Target Audience)

    Target Audience: -PQE of 0-5 years -All Legal Consultants who have English as a second language Impressions of your practice are built on how you communicate in writing with your clients and others. In this course, we cover the principles of clear and Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe 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 – Client Care & Conflict of Interests (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Client Care and Conflict of Interest online course has been designed to provide UAE lawyers with an introduction and understanding of the looking after your client and always acting in their best Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Ethics – Client Care & Conflict of Interests (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Client Care and Conflict of Interest online course has been designed to provide UAE lawyers with an introduction and understanding of the looking after your client and always acting in their best Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Competition and Commercial Agency

    In this session, we will: • study the key legal and commercial considerations of a specific type of commercial contracts i.e. commercial agencies, distribution and franchise arrangements; and • consider the provisions of the UAE Competition Law and related legislation, including its Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Ethics – Know Your Client (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Know Your Client online course has been designed to provide UAE lawyers with an introduction to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing for the purposes of helping you to create a robust client Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Ethics – Legal Consultant Accounts (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Legal Consultants Accounts online course was developed to provide UAE lawyers with an overview of the key principles relating to legal consultant accounts. During the course of acting for a client, a lawyer Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Ethics – Know Your Client (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Know Your Client online course has been designed to provide UAE lawyers with an introduction to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing for the purposes of helping you to create a robust client Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Ethics – Legal Consultant Accounts (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Legal Consultants Accounts online course was developed to provide UAE lawyers with an overview of the key principles relating to legal consultant accounts. During the course of acting for a client, a lawyer Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Real Estate

    [Please note that this course does not include a preparatory e-learning module.] This interactive session provides an introduction to real estate in the UAE and Dubai. This introductory course is not designed for real estate practitioners with substantial UAE law experience. Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application

All courses below have been accredited by the Dubai Legal Affairs Department. To view and book the course you will need to visit the website for the respective provider. All further information and booking processes shall be available there.

Please note that selecting one of these courses satisfies the 2 point mandatory DIFC course requirement  for DIFC courts registered lawyers, which they must complete in addition to the by 8 mandatory points prescribed by the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department.

Mandatory DIFC Law Courses (with nine topics to choose from):

  • DIFC Arbitration Law
  • DIFC Employment Law
  • DIFC Court Law
  • DIFC Damages Law
  • DIFC Real Property Law
  • DIFC Data Protection Law
  • DIFC Contract Law
  • Certificate in Common Law, DIFC Laws and Courts Practice
  • DIFC Laws and Courts Procedure + Advanced Advocacy Skills (Part of the Certificate in Common Law)

 

To book any of these courses, please contact Academy@difc.ae or click here.