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  • 08/09/2021

    Employment (Update)

    Updated and revised from the original content – The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the key principles of Employment law relating to: –

    • Employment “lifecycle”
    • Consider the recruitment and immigration process
    • Gain an understanding of the minimum statutory employment rights and obligations
    • Gain an overview of the circumstances in which employment contracts may be terminated and the consequences of such termination
    • Consider the employment disputes process
    • Consider the key differences between the UAE Labour Law and the DIFC Employment Law
  • Updated and revised from the original content – This Course aims at providing Legal Consultants with the essential information about the UAE Constitution, its importance and stages of its development and the UAE Legal System.

    This course will comprise of the following:

    • The History of the UAE in brief
    • The UAE Constitution and Legal System
    • Organs of the UAE State on the Federal and Emirate level
    • Types of Laws and Processes for Laws Entering into Force
    • Relationship between Federal Government and Emirate Governments
    • Overview of Federal and local Courts in the onshore legal system of the UAE
    • Free Zones of the UAE
  • Increasingly complex, exciting, fast paced, and globally influenced cases and projects means communicating with multiple partners and stakeholders, and with difference cultures.  More collaboration and teamwork amongst members within your firm, whether that be locally or globally, requires effective communication as teams form, plan, experiment and evaluate.  Developing the communication skills to take appropriate accountability, build connection, share hard news, problem solve and manage a crisis is critical for your wellbeing and endurance as a lawyer.  Using your emotional intelligence is crucial for your success.

    In this session:

    • Identify your communications demands and evaluate your current success meeting them
    • Explore the link between emotional intelligence and communicating for high impact
    • Learn ways to apply emotional intelligence skills to enhancing your communication with partners, stakeholders, team members
    • Understand the role of communication in project management
  • Your firm’s culture, “the way things get done”, influences each team member’s motivation to engage with the firm’s goals, and how they take action.  It’s not a plaque on the wall espousing the firm’s values that creates the culture, it’s the way people talk and act, and the climate, or “mood” that creates.  What type of culture is your firm creating and how is it impacting innovation, efficiency and therefore overall performance?

    Join the conversation to:

    • Explore how culture is created, and the measurable benefits of effective firm/corporate culture
    • Understand how a firm’s articulated values, and their behaviors, influence employee engagement, innovation, diversity and overall performance
    • Link emotional intelligence to culture
    • Explore ways to shape your firm’s culture for optimal performance
  • 22/08/2021

    Influencing

    While a senior role title might be one of the most obvious sources of authority, it isn’t the only place influence comes from. There are other sources of authority you can leverage to inspire people to follow your lead. In this session we will explore how you can use your expertise, relationships and organizational understanding to influence others.

  • What impact has Covid, and the changing working environment, had on lawyers’ ethical duties? Can clients opt out of the protection legal ethics provide to them? To what extent does a lawyer have an ethical duty to use the latest technology? To what extent does a law firm have an ethical duty to be good value for money?

    This and many more questions like them will be part of this course, which examines the nature of legal ethics, reflects on the draft Code of Conduct under consideration in Dubai and then explores how new working practices intersect, and occasionally conflict, with traditional legal ethics.

  • The ‘Commercialisation of IP’ will provide an overview of how intellectual property is leveraged to generate revenue, expand market share or enter new markets.  Over 2 hours, the course will:

    1. Examine the differences between licensing, franchising and distribution models;
    2. Understand how and why the UAE is a prime market for licensing, franchising and distribution arrangements;
    3. Consider why and when respective parties may choose one over the other;
    4. See how the brand is at the heart of these models; and
    5. Look at some of the key contract drafting issues.
  • What impact has Covid, and the changing working environment, had on lawyers’ ethical duties? Can clients opt out of the protection legal ethics provide to them? To what extent does a lawyer have an ethical duty to use the latest technology? To what extent does a law firm have an ethical duty to be good value for money?

    This and many more questions like them will be part of this course, which examines the nature of legal ethics, reflects on the draft Code of Conduct under consideration in Dubai and then explores how new working practices intersect, and occasionally conflict, with traditional legal ethics.

  • This course provides the fundamentals of “Agile Project Management” and explores how legal professionals can beneficiate by applying Agile best practices to the delivery of legal services.

    Agile is a modern and flexible approach to project management with a focus on delivering value at the foremost, adapting to changes, continuous improvement, and constant client’s feedback.

    Implementing an Agile mindset helps lawyers to fine-tune the legal work by considering what is valuable for their clients and so becoming more client-centric, flexible to accommodate changes and reprioritize work and at the same time embracing a team culture of collaboration, cross functionality, and continuous improvement.

    This course also guides lawyers on implementing adequate fee arrangements and more specifically achieving Value-Based Fee Arrangements, to respond to the market demands of more predictability without compromising firms’ quality and profitability.

    Course Topics:

    Agile Legal Project Management Essentials

    • Differences between Waterfall and Agile – Agile frameworks.
    • The Agile Mindset in the legal services – Are you an Agile lawyer?
    • The Agile Manifesto for lawyers.
    • Introduction to Scrum and its application to legal matters.
    • Benefits of going Agile.

    Budget and Pricing in legal matters

    • Choosing the Adequate Fee Arrangement – Selling time Vs. Selling value.
    • Delivering value and maximizing profits – Achieving Value-based fee arrangements.

    Objectives:

    • To have an understanding of the key Agile concepts and the importance and benefits of applying Agile to the legal practice.
    • To learn the fundamentals of Scrum and its application to the legal matters.
    • To be able to differentiate and decide the right framework to use for the legal matters whether Waterfall, Agile or hybrid approaches.
    • To decide and implement the Adequate Fee Arrangements by focusing on delivering “value” and cost predictability.
  • A brand-new addition to CLPD in the Emirate of Dubai, the Legal Affairs Department is proud to introduce the first Legal Update Podcast.

    Part 1 is a discussion with Abdulla Galadari from Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants looking at some of the most important recent changes in UAE Law.

    The course covers some of the new UAE laws, legislative changes, regulatory trends, amendments, and their means of implementation in the United Arab Emirates.

    The course provides an overview of recent changes and a discussion on how these will affect the UAE legal market.


    The Podcast is broken into four parts, with new sections to be added in April, July & November. CLPD Points will be allocated on completion of all four parts. You must complete all sections and answer all questions to get your CLPD Points.


    ****Due to the most recent legal updates in the UAE, it was decided to merge the second and third podcasts. A new longer podcast will be released this month****

    *Offered by Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants (AA15)