Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Conversational Mandarin for Lawyers 101 (CML 101)

  • 04 Apr 2013
  • 5:30 PM
  • 06 Jun 2013
  • 8:00 PM
  • Vancouver


  • To qualify, each person must register on the same date and for the same course, either here or at
  • Rate for those attending to fulfill their mandatory continuing professional development activities with the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Professional Development Course:

Conversational Mandarin for Lawyers (CML 101)

律师事务所 的发展:实用华语会话以助你建立和加强关系

Instructor: Joanne Wen

Duration: Ten Thursday sessions from 5:30 to 8PM

Pre-requisite: some exposure to Mandarin (or any Chinese dialect)

CPD Hours=0.0

Law Courts Center
Continuing Professional Development Room
#150 - 840 Howe St., Vancouver, BC V6Z2L2

As China continues its remarkable rise in global trade, law firms in Vancouver are looking for effective ways to provide legal services to the growing population of Chinese who come to do business or to live here.

The rules for practice development are the same: from introducing yourself, succinctly describing your practice area, arranging to meet, to surviving the first meeting (yes, including ordering meals); the ability to communicate clearly is expected; except there are cultural nuances to be mindful of.

Lawyers who have been raised in a Chinese environment believe that their knowledge of law when combined with a better command of Mandarin will give them a marked competitive advantage. But recognizing a word or two will not be enough, and more so where there is a lot riding on a client matter. Sophisticated clients will select their counsel who they can confide in knowing that nothing will get lost in translation.

Being understood engenders trust and credibility making relationship building easier. For the Chinese, it is all about relationships.

But like any other language proficiency and confidence comes from: practice, practice, and more practice.

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Single Seat Rate: $448.00

Multi Seat Rate: $420.00

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Call: 604.685.2727

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