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"Cross-Cultural Practice and Communication"

Thursday 11th of February 2021 18:30

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Online via Zoom (joining link will be circulated via email)


18:30 - 20:00

Ensure that you have joined before the QS is due to start.

Dress code

Smart Casual

Event Details

All members of the Inn are welcome to attend - please book a ticket

Good lawyering and effective advocacy require persuasive communication, credibility, trust, and deep understanding of a client's (or opponent's) situation. Context is everything, and context is complex in an increasingly diverse, global, and multicultural world. In this Qualifying Session, participants will identify  needs and challenges of cross-cultural practice and will discuss strategies for improving communication across cultures. The Session will focus on the relationships between lawyers and clients, lawyers and opposing counsel, and advocates and courts. 

Jeffrey R. Baker is a Clinical Professor of Law at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in Los Angeles, California, where he serves as Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Global Programs. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Alabama State Bar, and the Mississippi Bar, and he has twenty years of experience in diverse legal practice. Through the Pepperdine Community Justice Clinic, he currently serves and represents nonprofits, charities, international and foreign NGOs advancing human rights, economic development, and social justice in the US and abroad.  

[Bookings will open at 18:00 on Friday 18 December]

Who can Attend

This event is for members only.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise the needs and challenges of cross-cultural practice;
  • Identify strategies for improving communication across “cultures”.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 1.12 / 1.15
  • 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.6
  • 3.3 / 3.4

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

Bookings and Cancellations

Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

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Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.