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Legal terminology: legal personnel

This is a series of 2 webinars for those who want to learn about or brush up their legal terminology in relation to those who work in legal domain

Did you know that District Judges can now sit alone in the Magistrates Courts and that ushers are not supposed to give legal advice and that Barristers (aka “Counsel”) can appear in the Magistrates Court without a solicitor also being present?

This 2 part course will take a close look at the people who work in the civil and criminal courts in the UK such as the different types of judges and lawyers appearing there as well as the individuals who appear before them.

The course will also consider those being judged such as claimants, defendants, applicants and appellants and so on. We will pay particular attention to the roles of all of the main players as they go about their daily business in the civil and criminal justice systems in England and Wales.

These interactive sessions are a great opportunity for attendees to send in their particular queries. The webinars also take place at the end of the working day so great timing for working professionals.

You can join us for just one or both of these webinars. Each part costs £25 but you only pay £40 if you buy them together!

Session 1: (January 14) Criminal Courts
  • Defendants
  • Prosecutors
  • Crown Prosecution Service: Prosecutors and Witnesses
  • Magistrates
  • Judges
  • Juries
Session 2 (January 28): Civil Courts
  • Judges
  • Claimants
  • Petitioners
  • Respondents
  • Witnesses
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Litigants in person
  • McKenzie friends

Finally, Sue Leschen is offering one free one to one 30-minute legal terminology help session to all attendees who have signed up for one or more of this series of webinars.

To book, select the price from the options you will see when you “add to cart”. Select the correct price for the number of webinars you wish to attend. After payment on our secure payment gateway, you will be returned to our website where you can register for the webinars you want. This step is important. If for some reason you are not returned to us, please write to us at info AT ecpdwebinars.co.uk.

You will receive an automated receipt and will be invited to register for your chosen webinars. Again, this part is important.

All webinars are recorded: if you miss the live session, you will be able to view the recording later.


  • Each part costs £25 but you only pay £40 if you buy them together
  • CIOL membership discount: 10% (the code is available on the membership page)


Sue Leschen

Sue is a lawyer-linguist and also the Director of Avocate, a niche market legal and commercial French interpreting and translation company in Manchester, UK. Sue is a hands-on interpreter and has been interpreting in courts and tribunals since 2002.

She is also an independent legal terminology trainer and a one to one mentor and business guru for language professionals.

Sue sits on the Professional Conduct Committees of NRPSI, NRCPD, and RBSLI and is also a member of CIOL’s Council, CIOL’s Interpreting Division and also CIOL’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committees.


14, 28 January 2019


6:00 pm GMT. Click here to see the time where you live.


Each webinar will last approximately 60-70 minutes plus Q&A.

CPD points

Each webinar earns one hour of CPD (ATA approved for one point). Our webinars and courses are accredited by the CIOL and by the Dutch Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training). ITI members may also log these webinars as CPD hours. The same is true of most other professional institutes.

Who should watch it?

Any language professionals working or looking to work in the civil and criminal justice systems in the UK and who are working to or from English and who want to learn in an enjoyable and interactive way involving lots of scenarios drawn from real life situations.

What are the benefits to you?

The course will help you to compile or to add to an existing glossary so that your legal terminology is right up to date in this area. Remember get it wrong and your client may get it wrong too with potentially very serious consequences for both of you.

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