SMC
Professional Course
Strategic Communication & Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

Law effectively is about persuasive communication and to succeed, every lawyer worth his name must be adept in the critical aspects of communication – verbal and non-verbal. In essence, the success of a lawyer is not just a function of knowledge acquired in school but more importantly, how he communicates that knowledge appropriately in a way that will make him stand out from the pack and, as well, make galactic impact on those who receive the information he intends to

SMC
Date

May 7, 2020

Cost

₦ 65,000

Length

2 Month

  • Date

    May 7, 2020

  • Cost

    ₦ 65,000

  • Length

    2 Month

Introduction

Law effectively is about persuasive communication and to succeed, every lawyer worth his name must be adept in the critical aspects of communication – verbal and non-verbal. In essence, the success of a lawyer is not just a function of knowledge acquired in school but more importantly, how he communicates that knowledge appropriately in a way that will make him stand out from the pack and, as well, make galactic impact on those who receive the information he intends to communicate.

Yet, many lawyers are not well equipped for this transition because it is wrongly assumed that as lawyers there is an implicit capacity to be good communicators, thereby shutting the door to strategic self-development required for optimal performance as professional or corporate legal players. It is against this backdrop that this workshop is designed to help lawyers address this salient part of career progression and success.

Objective

The main aim of this workshop is to equip lawyers with up to date critical verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills required for impactful and rewarding professional, business or career life.

Other Objectives Include

To re-skill participants for the art of effective professional writing for court room and other uses

To equip participants with tools for winning advocacy and debates.

Modules

Critical thinking for effective legal rhetoric and argumentation

Back to basics – Writing & producing outstanding legal briefs

Effective Communication in Negotiating & ADR (issues)

Non verbal & Interpersonal Communication Skills

Audience Management Skills

Effective Legal Communication in a corporate context

Leveraging the new social media for effective professional communication

Effective use of personal grooming and personal effectiveness for impactful communication

Brand issues in organizational communication

Business and Communication ethics

Using visuals for impactful communication

Using CSR for effective communication

Expected Outcomes

At the end of the program, participants would be able to:

Develop skills to make better impact with their presentations inside or outside the courtrooms and to keep audiences alert and focused

Set key strategic approach in communicating with intended audience effectively and getting the desired outcome

Act more proactively and effectively in the use of time to develop better interpersonal skill

Be more ethnical in handling issues of professional communication without being manipulative to be effective

Target Participant

Legal Practitioners

In House Corporate Counsel

State Counsel

Lawyers in national security services (ARMED FORCES, EFCC, ICPC, NIGERIA POLICE, CUSTOMS, IMMIGRATION, etc)

Lawyers in public service (Federal or State ministries, agencies or parastatals)

Methodology/Delivery

The seminar will run in 3 consecutive days and will be interspersed with Lectures, Case Studies, Technical Notes, Exercises, Group Work and Role-playing.

Enquiries

Fees:

₦178,000 (without accommodation)

N208,500 (with accommodation + dinner)

Dates:

August 2nd 2017 – August 4th 2017 (3 days in 1 month)

Contact:

Isaac – 0803 346 0440, 0708 034 9378

Opeyemi – 0806 638 5629, 0806 564 6271

Email – info@smc.edu.ng

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