Course Description

Build language skills to better serve your legal clients.

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Course Outline

  • Module 1: Greetings and Introductions (initial contact via e-mail and phone)
  • Module 2: Let's Meet at the Office (setting up a meeting: location, date, and time)
  • Module 3: Getting to Know the Client (client basic information and description)
  • Module 4: Tell Me Your Story (addressing the past in detail)
  • Module 5: Preparing for the Case (requests for legal documentation)
  • Module 6: Review of Client Documents (reviewing documents in Spanish) 
  • Module 7: New Client Onboarding (writing a retainer, fee agreements, etc.) 
  • Module 8: Course Review and Final Portfolio

Learner Outcomes

You will receive a certificate of completion. SMU CAPE partners with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your certificate that you can use to showcase what you’ve accomplished. This digital badge will contain information describing your credential and will allow you to easily share your achievement to LinkedIn and other platforms.


Spanish proficiency or previous study is strongly preferred, but fluency is not required for program admission. Students who have the equivalent of one or two semesters of beginning Spanish, or heritage speakers without formal Spanish study, will be well-suited for this program.

If you need to refresh or strengthen your Spanish language skills, we recommend StraighterLine's self-paced language courses. As an SMU partner, StraighterLine will transfer the transcript for completed coursework directly to SMU.



  • Talk one-on-one with an advisor to answer your specific questions.
  • Call 214-768-5581 or email smupro@smu.edu.
  • Complete and submit the application online.
  • SMU will confirm your acceptance and facilitate your payment.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates



Spanish for Legal Professionals Certificate Program

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If you need any further assistance, contact SMU CAPE at 214-768-2273.

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Spanish for Legal Professionals Certificate Program - Feb 2024
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Feb 01, 2024 to Mar 28, 2024
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Early Registration Rate non-credit $1,695.00 Click here to get more information
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