About the Video

Preparing for your CIOL DPSI (Law) examination – tips, technique and terminology

This is a 5 part online workshop that is designed to help those who are taking the CIOL DPSI Law exam.

Have you registered for your CIOL DPSI Law exam – or are you at least thinking about registering? If so don’t fly solo! Join the presenter lawyer – linguist Sue Leschen and other candidates on this 5 part interactive preparatory workshop to maximise your chances of success!


  • Examination components – written and oral papers
  • Time allowances in the examination
  • Procedure
  • Coping with pressure
  • Tips and tricks
  • Glossary creation
  • Use of dictionaries
  • Q and A

Consideration of past papers:

  • Hot legal topics in recent papers
  • Legal terminology explained
  • Glossary building
  • Q and A

Series schedule

Part 1

CIOL DPSI Law option explained
Choice of Law:
England and Wales: Scotland: N.Ireland
Jobs you can access with the CIOL DPSI qualification
Examination dates and time allowances
Written and oral papers
Dictionary and glossary use

Parts 2, 3, 4

These parts of the workshop will comprise detailed consideration of past examination papers and Sue will take you through the legal terminology in each paper to assist candidates to build or add to legal subject specific glossaries which can be referenced by examination candidates by way of preparation.

We will also explore the thorny issues of non-equivalence of legal concepts, procedure and terminology.

Each part allows ample time for Q and A to answer candidates’ queries.

Part 5

Wrap up session to go over final preparation for the examination – tips and tricks.

All parts will include a Q and A


CIOL membership discount: 10% (the code is available on the membership page)


Sue Leschen

Sue has worked as an independent CIOL DPSI Law mentor for many years and now for the first time brings her experience to a wider audience. She continues to interpret in the civil and criminal courts herself and so is aware of the pitfalls for unprepared interpreters in these venues.

Dates and times

9, 16, 23, 30 September and 7 October of 2019 at 6pm UK time


All lessons will last for approximately 60 minutes including Q&A.

CPD points

Our courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). Members of all professional bodies may log 5 hours of CPD.

Who should watch it?

Anyone thinking about registering for the examination and anyone who has already registered. This is an exacting examination and only the well prepared will succeed.

What are the benefits to you?

You will increase your chances of success not only in the examination but also in terms of job prospects as DPSI qualified interpreters can access better rates than those without this qualification.

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  1. George Dimitrov


    Just to ask you may I still attend the webinar now (22 of Sept) or I have to wait for the next set?

    Thank you in advance,

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