Legal English: Ace Legalese with Ease

This course helps you in understanding legal terminologies and their use in legal documents.

Legal English: Ace Legalese with Ease

Course Description

This LawSkills course helps you understand and draft legal documents. It acquaints you with the key aspects of legal writing, punctuation, maxims and syntax, such that you are able to draft your own legal documents or e-mails with clarity. You will also find the course beneficial in enhancing your verbal skills and ability to present and negotiate efficiently to other legal practitioners, clients and the jury.

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand what Legalese is
  • Comprehend how Legal English is different from General English
  • Analyze attributes of, and need for Legal English
  • Introduce yourself to legal words, phrases, maxims, alternative words , common words and confusing words
  • Draft legal letters, memorandum, e-mail and documents
  • Negotiate with clients
Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Lawyers

  • Legal Advisors and Counsel

  • Law Students

  • Other stakeholders interested in familiarising themselves with legal jargon to improve writing and verbal skills

Access Timeframe

6 Months


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Achievement

Format of Certification


Professional Association/Affiliation

LawSkills & Manupatra

Method of Obtaining Certification

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate. Upon meeting these requirements, the certificate will be printable on demand.

Course Outline

  • Legal writing
  • Formal and informal communication
  • Legal terms and maxims
  • Drafting formal and professional mails
  • Understanding written communication
  • Tips for formal communication
  • Principle of contract drafting
  • Tips on writing principles
  • Contractual clauses in commercial agreements
  • Important legal clauses and terminologies
  • Stages of verbal communication with a client
  • Advocacy tips
  • Legal presentations
  • Negotiation styles and strategies
  • Principles and tips for better negotiation skills
  • Legal terms and phrases
  • Legal concepts


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