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Effective communication skills for legal professionals


While most tend to think of public speaking as keynotes and speeches in front of large audiences, it is so much more.

This course will teach skills that translate into better interpersonal communication, including negotiating, interviewing and influencing, as well as oratory skills to give better business presentations, corporate seminars, legal arguments and persuasive speeches.

When and where?

13 September to 25 October 2022, Tuesday evenings from 16:00 to 17:30 (seven sessions)

This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom - exact details will be sent to registered participants a few days before the course.

Course format

The course will consist of one 90-minute session per week for seven consecutive weeks.

Each session will start with a 45 to 60-minute lecture, followed by time for questions and discussion.


Darrell Bennett is a Harvard Law School graduate who has been motivating audiences around the world with his powerful personal story since he wrote his first book at 18 years old. He is a partner of The B-Squared Global Group, one of the world's leading brands in the people development business.

He will be joined by other leading experts and executive coaches who have worked with students, professionals, educators, entrepreneurs and businesses around the world.

How much?

R2,700 per person


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend all seven sessions of the course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that registrations will not be accepted until payment has been made.

One or two days before the course, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the virtual classroom.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

Download the brochure.