How to Advise and Interview Legal Clients with Confidence

 
How do you feel when a new client makes an appointment for an interview?
 
If you're feeling...
Unprepared and worried that you could say something wrong…
Nervous that they might leave confused…
That you could forget all the Legal English vocabulary you’ve already learned!
 
In today’s new video, I will walk you through the different stages of a client interview and advising practices like:
Opening the conversation and greeting them
Listening and asking questions
Advising
And how to conclude your first interview with the client
 
Watch the new video here and I'd love to hear how you prepare for client interviews:
 
Looking for more tips on achieving legal English fluency? I'm hosting my FREE webinar on October 7th & 8th on '3 pasos para ganar fluidez en inglés jurídico'!
 
Register for the webinar here: https://www.ebeacademy.org/webinar
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The 5 Contract Drafting Mistakes YOU Could be Making!

 
I've seen 5 common contract drafting mistakes lawyers often make while on their path to Legal English Fluency. Here are the 5 mistakes to avoid:
 
1. Using synonyms in the same contract
2.  Using too many words that get confusing
3.  An incorrect use of pronouns
4.  Mixing obligations and definitions
5.  Using and/or in a clause
 
To learn how you can AVOID these 5 contract drafting mistakes, watch this week's video!
 
In this video, you will learn:
How to identify when you've made these mistakes
Solutions to make your contracts easier to read and understand
My tips and tricks to improve your Legal English!
 
You can view this week's video below!
 
And if you're looking for a resource to help with your Legal English fluency - doors are opening soon to my signature course, Legal English Academy!
 
You can join the waitlist now to be the first to receive information:https://www.ebeacademy.org/waitlist-legal-english-academy
 
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The REAL reason you’re struggling with phrasal verbs!!

 
Phrasal verbs are one of the most challenging parts of learning English and most students find this extremely difficult to master.
 
Have you ever thought about the truth behind phrasal verbs and what other English teachers and students get wrong
 
So in today’s video, I share the TRUTH behind phrasal verbs and how to master them.
 
In this video, you’ll learn:
  1. The difference between transitive, intransitive, separable and inseparable
  2. How they apply to three of the most used phrasal verbs in Legal English
  3. And practical examples from some of my favourite TV law series

And at the end of the video, I also share my resource to help you get started with a personalized plan for your Legal English fluency! 

Here's the link: https://www.ebeacademy.org/legalvocabularyquiz

 
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The TOLES Exam + Tips & Tricks to get a high score

 

‍In this video, I talk about the TOLES Exam, the ONLY certified English exam for lawyers.

In this video, we discuss:
 What the TOLES Exam is
 Example questions
 Tips & Tricks for the exam
 And at the end, I will share a resource on how to see if you're ready for this exam

If you have any questions, you can comment them below and I will answer them for you!

Last but not the least, I also share my resource to help you get started with a personalized plan for your Legal English fluency! 

Here's the link: https://www.ebeacademy.org/legalvocabularyquiz
 
Take this QUIZ to find out what your "Legal English Level" is and get a personalized step-by-step plan to get started on your path to Legal English Fluency! 
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Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co.

 

Have you heard about the Carbolic smoke ball? In today's video we are going to look at the curious case of the carbolic smoke ball; known to legal students the world over; that forced companies to treat customers honestly and openly and still has an impact today. Furthermore, it is a fantastic case to understand the four elements of en English contract. 

Links mentioned in this video: 
>> Vocabulary List

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Vicarious Liability - WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc (Morrisons) v. Various Claimants

 

In today’s video, we are going to talk about vicarious liability and look at the case study of WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc (Morrisons) v. Various Claimants [2020]. 

The decision of the Supreme Court in this case is a very important one. 
The decision builds on previous case law to provide further guidance as to what should be considered within the ordinary course of employment. It ensures businesses will not be liable for acts of their employees that are wholly outside their authorized remit.

Links mentioned in this video: 
>> Vocabulary List
>> Judgment
>> Press summary (a great resource to enhance your understanding of the case)

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13 expresiones sobre la declaración de la renta en inglés

 

The tax season is upon us and I am sure that even though many of you are not tax advisors, learning a few basic terms about taxation in English could be helpful. That is why this week I've decided to teach some taxation vocabulary. 

Do you know how you say 'declaración de la renta' in English? Or 'ejercicio fiscal'? or 'tramo del IRPF'?

Do you know how to structure sentences using them? 

In this video, you will learn some taxation vocabulary that you SHOULD know as a lawyer, even if taxation is not your area of specialty. What are you waiting for? GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW! I promise, your 5 minutes will be well spent! 

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Types of Tort

 

In this week's video class we will discuss the different types of tort that cause harm to people. We also talk about examples and situations where these could arise. 

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Five Mistakes Even Smart Lawyers Make (and how to avoid them)

 

Today we are going to talk about Five Mistakes Even Smart Lawyers Make (and how to avoid them). We will cover mistakes like prepositions, phrasal verbs, collocations, verb patterns and more.

Let's watch it together!! 

Also,  don't forget to download the presentation at this link

P.S. If you are more of a reading person - don't worry! Check out my article on Linkedin. 

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Common Mistakes in Email Writing

 

Being able to write emails effectively is a tool that will be essential throughout your professional life. It can not only save you a lot of time but also help you avoid misunderstandings that can occur if you use the wrong words. 

In this video, I go through some common mistakes that Spanish lawyers make while writing emails and how to correct them 

Also,  don't forget to download this completely free worksheet, with exercises that will be very useful for polishing your writing skills. 

P.S. If you are more of a reading person - don't worry! Check out my article on Linkedin. 

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