Irish Sign Language (ISL) in the Legal Setting
This course acquaints solicitors with basic Irish Sign Language (ISL) skills. It gives guidance on how to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients and on how to work with qualified interpreters in the legal setting. It provides information about the Deaf community, Deaf culture and Deaf people as a linguistic minority group.
Topics: Meeting Deaf people – extending and deepening cultural awareness of varieties of greetings, starting conversations, interrupting, attracting someone’s attention and more.
Fingerspelling – fingerspelling of names for introducing oneself and others/colleagues, names of places.
Useful everyday expressions – making people feel comfortable, eliciting important facts.
Vocabulary – basic vocabulary specific to the legal profession as well as numbers, money, times/dates, family.
Non-Manual Features (NMF) – how to use and understand facial expressions and the upper torso for grammatical purposes and to show basic emotional expression.
Grammatical descriptors – Manual and non-manual negation, how to question, everyday verbs and sentence construction.
Dates: 10 & 24 February and 3, 10, 24, 31 March 2021
Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Criminal Law Update 2021 – 4 March 2020
Taking place Via Webinar with Live Q&A session, this conference, presented by the Criminal Law Committee in partnership with Law Society Professional Training, is aimed at solicitors practising in criminal law. It will provide you with a practice & procedure update and explore areas of interest.
Topics: O’Malley Report – The recommendations and implications. The Right to Silence Speakers Confirmed to Date: Noeline Blackwell, CEO, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre; Dr Yvonne Daly, Associate Professor in Law, DCU;
To book your place at this webinar please visit https://www.lawsociety.ie/productdetails?pid=2253
BrexEdTalks – Online On-Demand
The primary objective of BrexED Talks is to equip solicitors with the knowledge and skills to navigate the post Brexit landscape. This will be achieved through a series of inspiring talks from legal and political experts delivering a comprehensive analysis of the relevant changes for legal practice and law.
The most immediate changes that impact on all solicitors will be addressed in the first four lectures, all of which are available now. These include an overall assessment of what Brexit will mean for legal practitioners, changes in criminal law, family and child law and in-house practice. The remaining four lectures will be released before 31 March 2021. Additional sessions will be added as new legal changes arise.
For more information and to book click here https://www.lawsociety.ie/productdetails?pid=2249
To view a full list of LSPT & Finuas Skillnet courses please visit www.lawsociety.ie/cpdcourses
Other Courses coming up:
EU Asylum & Immigration Law (TRALIM 2) – 2 February
Working from Home Support Workshop – 2 February
Leading and Managing Remote Working Teams – 9 February
IMRO and Law Society Annual Copyright Lecture 2021 – 16 February
Personal Effectiveness Workshop – 24 February