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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 6 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, 4 or 5 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 2021:

Year Legal Skills Technical Skills Ethics
Courses introduced in Year 6
  • The Commercialisation of IP – Franchising, Distribution and Licensing
  • Legal Update Podcast
  • UAE and DIFC Employment law
  • Introduction to Legal Project Management
  • Legal Project Management (Part 2): The Agile Lawyer
  • Emotionally Intelligent Negotiations
  • Collaboration in a Changing Workplace
  • Legal Ethics in a post-Covid world
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

  • The Commercialisation of IP

    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: Examine the differences between licensing, franchising and distribution models; Understand Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Legal Ethics in a post-Covid world

    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 Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Legal Project Management (LPM) Part 2: The Agile Lawyer

    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 Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Legal Update Podcast Legal Update Podcast (4 Parts) – AA15 (Arabic Language)

    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 Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Collaboration in a Changing Workplace

    *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% Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Legal Update Podcast (4 Parts) – AA15 (English Language)

    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 Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Emotionally Intelligent Negotiations

    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 Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • UAE and DIFC Employment Law: An Update

    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 Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • Introduction to Legal Project Management (LPM)

    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 Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • 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

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    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

    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
  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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

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    Points2
  • 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

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    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

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    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
  • Podcast (Only for Internal Employees)

    This is a course only for Internal Employees

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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.