Effective Communication Skills for Lawyers

Professional Skills

CPD Points 1


Lawyers are often good talkers – but this is not the same thing as being an effective communicator. This course is designed to hone your communication skills to maximise your impact and effectiveness.

Communication is an art rather than a science, and effective communication skills are essential to the practice of law. Lawyers spend a significant proportion of each day communicating with others – such as clients, colleagues, opponents and the courts. Given the amount of time we spend communicating, it is crucial that we always aim to do this for maximum impact and effectiveness.

This course will help you to refine your communication skills to maximise your impact and effectiveness. In this course, we will explore:

  • what effective communication looks like;
  • how communication underpins your success in practice; and
  • the seven key traits of effective communicators.

We will also cover practical examples of how to communicate more effectively, as well as common pitfalls lawyers can often fall into when communicating – and how to avoid these.

Need more than one CPD point? Save 20% when you purchase this course as part of our One-Click CPD Compliance Packs!
Last Reviewed: January 2022

Author Profile

LawCPD Author: Amy Castos

Amy Castos

Amy Castos has practised as a lawyer in the corporate and government sectors for over 17 years and also has an international coaching accreditation.

View More From This Author


Interactive and Video Content
Self-Paced Completion
Access on Any Device
Receive Certificate of Completion

What Lawyers Say

  1. 5.0/5
    Excellent course
    This was the most engaging useful and interesting course I have come across in a long time. LAWCPD please use this presenter again and have more of her courses. Very enjoyable.
    - M. Dermott, Solicitor
  2. 5.0/5
    Great pace and flow
    Great pace - the content flowed and covered enough to convey the message without overcomplicating it. The website is also very easy to navigate, thank you!
  3. 4.0/5
    Clear and concise presenters
    Presenters were clear and concise when speaking and delivering their message thus making it easier to learn.