1 Professional Skills

Effective Communication Skills for Lawyers

LawCPD Author: Amy Castos
Amy Castos
Director Inspire to Success
1 CPD Point


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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.

Last Reviewed: January 2024

Meet the expert

LawCPD Author: Amy Castos
Amy Castos
Director Inspire to Success

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

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  1. 5.0/5
    Clear and concise. The underlying message was applied by the presenter to achieve the desired outcome.
    The content was sufficiently comprehensive and complete in its breadth of the topic to fulfil expectations.
  2. 4.0/5
    comprehensive and applicable
    A useful recap of the principles
  3. 4.0/5
    Good concise content and helpful
    The course was easy to follow and the content instructive
  4. 5.0/5
    Communication is clear and concise
    This was a readily available course and content very understandable. Completed with ease and no stress or fuss.
  5. 5.0/5
    Good course
    Easy to follow and very informative.
  6. 5.0/5
    Clearly presented
    The content was succinct and the presenter spoke clearly and presented very well.
  7. 5.0/5
    A very informative course!
    This course has a lot of good advice for communicating with clients and peers.
  8. 5.0/5
    Smoothly presented, not surprising given the content!
    Some good takeaways here. Things already being done but others I hadn't considered in proper detail.
  9. 4.0/5
    Helpful reminders of effective communication skills!
    The course was easy to follow and sets out the 7 traits of highly effective communicators. A good reminder on the power of words (but also the elements of tone and body language in our communication - given words are only 7%). I liked the phrase 'Act As If' rather than 'Fake it until you make it' to help create a positive physiological feedback loop and build confidence.
  10. 4.0/5
    Solid material
    Useful material to build communication skills

  11. 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.