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  • 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.

    *Offered by Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants (AA15)

  • *Please note that this course was previously titled ‘Teaming: Collaboration for Higher Performance’.

    ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’. How many times have you heard that!  But what makes the team work?  Research shows that today’s employees, at all levels, spend 50% more time collaborating than they did 20 years ago. As firms strive to meet the demands, challenges and opportunities of their ever-changing landscape they are embracing a team approach to service and performance.

    Join the conversation to learn about team orientation, and how to achieve it

    • explore “teaming” – the art of communication and coordinating people in knowledge intensive and culturally diverse environments
    • learn the necessary ingredients to achieve teaming and collaboration – psychological safety and a learning mindset
    • understand your role as a team member, or a leader of a team, department or firm in creating powerful teaming
    • link emotional intelligence as a superpower in teaming
  • 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.

    *Offered by Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants (AA15)

  • To what extent do emotions impact negotiations? What are “positive” and “negative” emotions, and how do they help or hinder your negotiating success? The fact is emotion plays a positive role in decision making, creativity, and relationship building – all key factors in reaching agreement.

    Research shows that using your emotional intellgiences skills – self awareness, the ability to manage patterns of behavior, and practicing empathy – to navigate through a negotiation is proven to produce superior results by building trust and enduring relationships.

    Join the discussion about emotional intelligence as a negotiating skill and;

    • learn the neuroscience and research about how emotional intelligence powers negotiations
    • explore the anatomy of a negotiation
    • explore the “core concerns” that lie at the heart of most emotional challenges
    • link this learning to address these concerns and enhance your negotiation performance and outcomes

  • The UAE and DIFC employment law session is designed to provide all attendees with an overview of the fundamental principles of employment law within the UAE.  The course will cover all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment, statutory and contractual benefits and exit procedures.

    The course will describe key elements of the applicable laws, how those laws are applied by UAE based companies in practice and how the Courts interpret and apply the legislation.  The course will also include case studies for attendees to consider how they will approach particular client scenarios in practice.

    Learning objectives

    The learning objectives will be:

    • Have an understanding of the applicable employment laws of the UAE
    • Understand the key statutory employment benefits that are applicable within the UAE
    • Understand the laws around termination of employment
    • Understand the fundamental concepts of the DIFC Employment Law
    • Be aware of recent employment law developments within the UAE
  • This course provides the foundation of Legal Project Management as a strategy and approach to enhance the delivery of the legal services.

    LPM recognizes that legal matters are projects and therefore, to manage them more efficiently, legal professionals need to embrace project management practices.

    LPM provides a framework for managing legal matters successfully, including the management of the project constraints, risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, client communication, process improvement, technology implementation and development of soft skills.

    Course topics

    • What is Legal Project Management?
    • Beyond Project Management principles and methodologies.
    • The benefits of applying Project Management to the legal profession.
    • The effective management of legal projects/matters. Projects vs. Processes.
    • Introduction to the LPM Competency Framework: The 4-phase legal matter lifecycle and the 10 knowledge areas.
    • The project constraints in the legal context: Cost – Time – Scope – Quality.
    • The Legal Project Manager profile. Career path.

    Objectives

    • To have an understanding of the key LPM concepts and the importance and benefits of applying project management to the legal matters.
    • To become conversant in Project Management terminology as applied to the legal practice.
    • To assess the maturity level of your practice in terms of project management, identify areas for improvement and how LPM can add value to them.
    • To have an understanding on how to develop a career as a Legal Project Manager and how to differentiate from other legal professionals.
  • 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 in the Money Laundering world

    The course will begin with some revision and basic Anti-Money Laundering concepts and get more detailed as it progresses. This will lead nicely into the new regulation on their impact on you as a lawyer.

  • 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 in the Money Laundering world

    The course will begin with some revision and basic Anti-Money Laundering concepts and get more detailed as it progresses. This will lead nicely into the new regulation on their impact on you as a lawyer.