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Anonymous:
I have a legal background but am interested in switching careers to teaching English. I´m wondering what sort of demand there is for teachers of legal English in Spain particularly, and elsewhere where demand might be high. Thanks for any information.
Anonymous:
Hello,

Do you want to teach it only in Spain? Are you a native english-speaking person?

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Anonymous:
Hi there

My name is David. I work for Fyne, a language centre in Madrid and I am trying to find somebody to cover some Legal English classes (Monday through Thursday). Don´t really know if you have finally moved to Spain and if you happen to be in Madrid. In case you are could you please contact us XXX
Anonymous:
If so, it would be a good idea to get an English teaching certificate such as ICELT / DipTefla - DELTA. There is high demand now all over the world for Legal English teaching.
Anonymous:
Im just wondering what is the standard rate for legal english classes? Ive a legal background and teach english and am interested in teaching legal english privately.

thanks
Anonymous:
I came to Madrid six years ago having previously worked as a lawyer in the UK for 14 years. I now have a successful business giving mainly legal English classes to groups and individuals. If you're still looking send me an email XXXX

Anonymous:
Hi,
I have a Law degree and an EFL teaching qualification and am interested in teaching legal English abroad. Could you let me have further details please?

Thanks,
This could be a really good thread! We could share some ideas, offer encouragement, and network for opportunities. However, you should remember to register and give some contact details in your profile so that we can pursue some connnections!

I have found that teaching legal english, as a former lawyer can be a very interesting and lucrative business. You can charge more than you might normally get as a teacher, but it is still a teaching job, which isn't lawyer's pay, for sure. Another thing is that lawyers are generally slow to trust and it does take time to develop a client base. As a lawyer/teacher you really need to start teaching and get your teaching chops down first. Lawyer's can be very demanding students so you should have your basic teaching experience out of the way. You need to be confident and certain of your teaching methods and then take on some lawyers, little by little. You will develop a very valuable teaching practice as there is a great demand out there, as the world gets more and more connected, through English.

If you have a second language, another very marketable product, once you have these students, is to help them with emails, letters, and contract translations.
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Hi! What do you think of starting posting ideas/lesson plans/ lessons for teachers of Legal English? Here you have one, from a book:
INTRODUCTION TO LAW- BASIC TERMS
(from “TEST YOUR PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH-LAW”, NICK BRIEGER)

The following terms introduce you to the law and basic legal terminology. Below are the definitions. Find the definition for each term:

AUTHORITY
COURT
GOVERN
JUDGE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
LAWYERS
LEGAL ACTION
LEGAL SYSTEM
LEGISLATION
RULE
THE JUDICIARY
TRIBUNAL

1. a body that is appointed to make a judgment or inquiry
2. a country’s body of judges
3. an act or acts passed by a law-making body
4. behavior recognized by a community as binding or enforceable by authority
5. legal proceedings
6. an official body that has the authority to try criminals, resolve disputes, or make other legal decisions
7. an organization responsible for enforcing the law especially the police
8. a senior official in a court of law
9. the body or system of rules recognized by a community that are enforceable by established process
10. the control resulting from following a community’s system of rules
11. members of the legal profession
12. to rule a society and control the behavior of its members

Answers:
1. Tribunal
2. The judiciary
3. Legislation
4. Rule
5. Legal action
6. Court
7. Law enforcement agency
8. Judge
9. Legal system
10. Authority
11. Lawyers
12. Govern
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