INTERNATIONAL LAW FACULTYDIPLOMATIC ACADEMY OF VIETNAM LAWYERING SKILLS Nguyen Manh Dzung, MCIArb Managing Partner Dzungsrt & Associates LLC Hanoi – 17/09/2014
QUESTIONS • Professional Lawyers – Who are they? 2. What is lawyering skill? 3. How to gain such a professional skill?
WHO WE ARE! 1. Dzungsrt & Associates LLC • Shipping Law • Dispute Resolution WWW.DZUNGSRT.COM 2. Our Staffs: • Vũ Thị Thu Phương - A32 (2005-2009) • Nguyễn Thị Thu Trang - D34 (2007 -2011) • Lê Quang Hưng - A36 (2009 -2013) • Đặng Vũ Minh Hà - A35 (2008 – 2012)
HOW TO BECOME A QUALIFIED LAWYER? • 12-month training by Judicial Academy. • 12 months training by a law firm. • Pass a bar exam organised by VBF. • Register with a local bar association. • Practise in a law firm
CAREER OPTIONS? • Trainee of a large law firm. • In house counsel for a legal department of a foreign company/organisation. • Government Agency or the Court/the Prosecution Authority or the Enforcement Agency. • Legal department of a Vietnamese • company/organisation. • An academic position of a training provider. • Administrative position of a small law office
SKILLS FOR LAWYERS • writing and drafting; • legal research; • interviewing and advising clients; • negotiation; and • advocacy
LEARNING TECHNIQUE • What does the client want? • What does international law provide? • What does Vietnamese law state? • What we cannot find in the law? • How to identify the relevant provision in international law ? • Where can we investigate the practical issue ?
http://forum.dzungsrt.com/ • Text books • Professional training course providers • Collection of court judgments and arbitral awards • Appropriate professionals: judges, arbitrators, lecturers, colleagues, friends, etc.
TRAINING COURSE PROVIDERS • BPP's Law School, www.bpp.com/law • The College of Law, www.collegeoflaw.co.uk • London Metropolitan University www.londonmet.ac.uk • Oxford Legal Institute of Legal Practice www.oxilp.ac.uk • Thames Valley University www.tvu.ac.uk • University of Westminster www.wmin.ac.uk
RECOMMENDATIONS • A Standard LPC Program • A Good Lecturer • A Suitable Study Method • Active Students
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