Colorado Bar Plans Eight-Week Course On Spanish For The Legal Professional

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 00:00

The Colorado Bar Association, in collaboration with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, this month will launch an eight-week course titled Essential Spanish for the Legal Profession.

Sessions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays each week between February 19 and April 11. Each class will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the CBA-CLE offices, 1900 Grant Street, Denver.

Effective legal representation of Spanish-speaking clients in the United States and abroad requires a sophisticated set of legal, cultural and language skills that can only be taught by experienced legal professionals. The Essential Spanish for Legal Professionals Program offers participants a unique opportunity to learn these skills, expand their practice, and improve service to Hispanic clients. This program is designed to teach students basic conversational skills, basic vocabulary related to the law and law practice areas, and cultural values that interfere with the interaction between law professionals and Spanish native speakers so they can communicate properly with Hispanic clients and their families.

Instructors for the course are still to be announced.

For information on course fees and CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the course, call (888) 860-2531 or visit www.cobar.org/cle.