Take this Legal English Program,
and Improve Your Legal English Skills!

Learn to use proper Legal English terms with your clients and colleagues.

We help lawyers and law students understand difficult Legal English terms and collocations without an expensive and time-consuming in-person course.


You can complete this online course in your own home or office (or wherever you are) and at your own pace.

Learn to use Legal English terms with your international clients and colleagues, even if you do not have prior experience.

Legal English Program 

that will improve your Confidence and Competence

This online course will teach you the fundamental Legal English vocabulary or lexicon: the terms of art that lawyers frequently use when discussing legal matters. You will learn to understand Legal English terms and expressions that will enhance your communication abilities.

Legal English Program

Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

The course is composed of 12 modules. Each module is designed for 1 week of study - a semester length course. Of course, since it is online, you are free to learn at your own pace.  

The online content is over 50 hours of material. There are over 200 individual lessons!

Each module includes:

Flashcard Review

One of the difficult aspects of improving your Legal English skills is learning the vocabulary - the lawyer's lexicon. Each module includes a review of these words by using flashcards. This is a great way to practice. By quickly discarding the words you know well, you will be able to identify and then concentrate on the words you find challenging. You can review these flash cards unlimited times.

Video Lessons & Quizzes

Each module has several short video lessons that discuss new material. After the lessons, there are interactive quizzes to test your knowledge. This is a great way to identify your weak points and learn where you need to review. If a lesson, or one part of a lesson, is challenging for you, simply go back and review it and then re-take the quiz. You can take the quizzes as many times as you like.

Legal English Vocabulary pdf

The course includes a Legal English Lexicon Workbook. You can download this pdf and print it out for ease of use.

This Lexicon lists the important words (and their definitions) from the course. This is a great resource to review and study from.

Assessment after each Module

After each module there is an assessment that tests your knowledge and comprehension of the concepts discussed. Of course few people love to take tests, but this is an effective method to test your success in this module. This will help you identify the lessons that are weak points and that should be reviewed once more before moving on to the next module. By taking the time to review the results, you will greatly improve your Legal English Skills.

What’s in this Legal English Course

Elemental Legal English has 12 modules. 

Each module has:

  • 6-8 video lessons
  • 5-7 quizzes that follow up after the video lessons
  • Case law: A court decision that is used for reading comprehension
  • Listening exercises
  • Flashcards Review of all the new lexicon words
  • End of the module assessment to test your knowledge of the material learned


Module 1: The Legal Profession

Module 1 introduces students to the course and we will examine the Common Law and the Legal Profession.


Module 2: Banking

Module 2 looks at banking and loan terms that are frequently used in business law.


Module 3: Contract Law

Module 3 introduces important concepts of contract under Common Law


Module 4: Employment Law

Module 4 considers Employment law, employment contracts, and employment terms.


Module 5: Tort Law

Module 5 examines tort law, related concepts, and terms.


Module 6: Drafting Contracts

Module 6 looks at drafting contracts, common sections of contracts, and related terms.


Module 7: Business Organizations

Module 7 considers business organizations, both under common law and modern statutory schemes, and related terms.


Module 8: Criminal Law

Module 8 examines the field of criminal law and criminal procedure, how this works in the US, and related terms.


Module 9: Company Law

Module 9 looks at how companies are organized, the people involved, and the legal considerations of corporate governance and management.


Module 10: Termination of contracts & Intellectual Property Law

Module 10 examines the termination of contracts and related issues (such as warranties, force majeure, material breach) and also looks at Intellectual Property Law.


Module 11: Appearing in Court

Module 11 looks at court practice, appearing in court, and related terms.


Module 12: EU Law

Module 12 examines EU law, the legal organizations of the EU and common EU law terms

Legal English Vocabulary

One of the challenges to understanding Legal English is the vocabulary used by lawyers. These words may have a very different meaning than the everyday English meaning. Even native English speakers may not fully understand many legal terms and phrases used by attorneys.

Legal English Vocabulary PDF

You will receive a Lexicon Workbook that you can download and print. This PDF file has a list of words from each of the units and their definitions. This is a great resource to study from and can be used long after you complete the course.

Lexicon Words in Context

The video lessons include many examples of these Lexicon words being used in sentences. It is very useful to see the words in action. You will not only learn the meaning of the words, but see how they are used.

About The Instructor,
Timothy Barrett

Timothy Barrett is the instructor of the e-courses at 4 Legal English. Originally from the United States, he has been a law professor in Georgia for the past several years.

Professor Barrett has taught Legal English to over 1,000 students over the past several years. He has developed a Legal English curriculum of four courses for bachelor of law students at the largest private law school in Georgia. He has taught Legal English to practicing attorneys and judges, as well as TOLES preparation courses.

Prof. Barrett’s current research focuses on fields affecting the future, such as artificial intelligence, smart cities, data & privacy. He has taught courses in World Trade Organization Law, Business Law & Ethics, Human Rights, and US Legal System. He is also involved in international moot court competitions, both as a judge and a coach.

Before moving to Georgia, he was a practicing attorney in the United States, with significant courtroom and jury trial experience. He has a background in civil law, working in private practice, as well as in criminal law, as a prosecutor and as a decorated police officer with the New York Police Department.

Here’s what prior students are saying about the course instructor

He is always ready to help you

I would recommend this instructor to others for several reasons. He is a native speaker and has highly organized teaching methods. Also, if you are lost or confused that something is unclear, he is always ready to help you. Last but not least, you will find a friendly environment in his class.

Mariam Skhulukhia Lawyer

Instructor is highly skilled professional

The instructor is highly skilled professional, who has a high level of knowledge, can manage course successfully and has great relationship with students.

Mariami Lawyer

Makes the teaching process easier

The instructor is a native speaker and has great experience. Besides the knowledge of the issues, Mr. Barrett knows how to make the teaching process easier, non-stressful and interesting. Legal English has become part of my everyday life.

Maria Shirinyani Lawyer

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Why This Course Is So Valuable

Elemental Legal English is based on a semester length course taught at a university and also to practicing attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals. It includes over 50 hours of online content.

If you were to take a similar course at a university, it would be much more expensive. And it would be time restricted. One of the great advantages to E-Courses is that you can work on them on your schedule, not the instructors. Perhaps you have extra free time and want to get the course done quickly? Or perhaps you start taking the course, but then something comes up and you cannot work on it for a few weeks? Either way it is not a problem: the course is there when you are ready for it.

If you were to hire a private instructor to learn this material, it could be prohibitively expensively. Private tutors who teach advanced topics such as Legal English usually charge at least €20,  often €30 or more, some charge even €50 (or more!) per hour. This would mean €1,000, €1500, or even €2,500 or more for a similar training course!

Additionally, this is a course that has been the result of teaching over 1,000 students! Over the past several years, Timothy Barrett has taught Legal English in many venues with many different students; each time, improving and honing the course. The Elemental Legal English course that is offered to you is the result of this process. You get to benefit from the material developed for and included in this e-course.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

If you are not 100% satisfied with the course, we will refund your purchase price.

If for some reason you are not satisfied with the course, please let us know and we will work diligently to resolve any problems that we can fix. If you are still not satisfied, of course we will return your full purchase price.

Please contact about any complaints before you complete half of the course and before 30 days after your purchase. 

Learn Legal English

Do you have difficulty discussing legal issues in English? Do you struggle to find the proper legal vocabulary?

Many legal professionals find themselves with a need to communicate legal concepts in English, but find it difficult to do this. Without knowing the proper words and vocabulary that lawyers use, it is challenging to discuss legal issues.

In the 21st Century, many people need to know not just their own language, but an international language, such as English, so that they can both communicate and negotiate with people not from their country. 

For many lawyers, this is very important. They need to know English to communicate with:

  • Clients
  • Foreign companies
  • International organizations
  • Opposing counsel 
  • International tribunals

Or perhaps you need it to research scholarly works and other original source materials - which are frequently more abundant in English.

Regardless of your personal reasons for needing Legal English, many law firms require their attorneys (especially new attorneys) to know English. Indeed, if your understanding of Legal English is limited, then your career prospects may be limited as well. 

Legal English is almost its own language. Many English words or terms having an 'everyday English' meaning and a different 'Legal English' meaning.

To competently discuss important legal matters, it is paramount to understand the vocabulary that lawyers use.

It is also important to understand collocations - common phrases that are frequently used. 

It can be frustrating to not understand what the terms or phrases being used mean. Or even worse: to misunderstand.

This course is designed to help you improve your Legal English skills.

The course will teach many Legal English terms that lawyers need to understand. We will also discuss common collocations - so that you will be familiar with how lawyers frequently use these words. Examples of sentences using these terms and collocations are throughout the course - so that you not only learn the meaning of the terms, you can see it being used in different contexts.

Don’t wait! Look at what past students have to say about this course

Prior students have taken this course and used it to improve their Legal English skills. Here is your opportunity to move forward with your professional skills.

Nino Kharazishvili

Law Student

Great Opportunity

"I recommend this course as a great opportunity to learn legal English!"

Tamar jincharadze

LLM Student

Great Course

"Great course!!! Very informative and interesting! Easy to follow and understand."

Tea Khuroshvili

Law Student

Positive Feedback

"I like this course."


Improve Your Legal English Skills


  • Lifetime Access*
  • Downloadable Lexicon Workbook
  • Access to All Modules
  • Official Certificate upon successful completion

In addition to the regular course, Gold students will have private tutoring sessions and Webinars.


  • Lifetime Access*
  • Downloadable Lexicon Workbook
  • Access to All Modules
  • Official Certificate upon successful completion
  • 4 Live Webinars (with Limited number of students)
  • 2 private coaching video-calls of 60 minutes each

*Lifetime Access: You will have access to the course online through our website and can complete the course as often as you desire. If for any reason the website were to close down, we would make the course materials downloadable and available to all purchasers for three months after the termination of the site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study Legal English?

If you are in the legal field and need or desire to communicate in English, then our programs for you. These courses will help you improve your Legal English Skills. The legal field, like any field, has many terms of are and collocations used by those in the field. It is important to understand these and use them correctly in order to be seen as a professional. Read more Here.

Will I earn a Certificate?

Yes! An Official Certificate will be issued when a student completes the course successfully. This is downloadable (and printable) as a PDF file.

Who teaches this course?

Prof. Timothy Barrett teaches the offered courses. He has taught Legal English to over 1,000 students, including judges, practicing attorneys, master’s students, and bachelor students. Read more about him Here.

How can I buy this course?

When you click the 'enroll now' button below the price table, you will register an account and start the payment process. You can pay through PayPal (with your PayPal account or with a valid credit/debit card) or with Bitcoin through BitPay. The process is designed to be quick and easy for you. (If you run into any problems, please let us know!)

Would Law Firms be interested in this training?

Yes! When your attorneys improve their Legal English skills, your whole law firm can benefit. Today, law firms look for new attorneys that speak more than one language – usually the local language and English. If your law firm is seeking to improve the Legal English skills of your attorneys, our courses can help. Please Contact us if you want training for five or more in order to obtain a discount for your firm.

How does an online course work? 

Once you purchase the course, you will have access to the course and course materials. You can login and start the course! There are video lessons, reading texts, interactive quizzes, listening exercises, flashcards to review vocabulary and concepts, and assessment tests at the end of each module.

How long will it take to complete this course?

The course has 12 modules and is designed to spend one week on each module. This is based on a university semester length course. Of course, you are able to complete it at a faster or slower pace! If some parts are more challenging, you may want to spend more time reviewing the lessons and practicing with the flashcards and quizzes; if other sections are easier for you, then you may want to go through them at a faster pace.

The online content is over 50 hours. This does not include time you spend reviewing the material.

Will this course help prepare to pass the Test of Legal English Skills (“TOLES”)? 

Yes. Elemental Legal English is designed to help students prepare for the TOLES Foundation exam.

Take the next step and improve your Legal English skills

I have worked hard on this course to present some amazing material that will help you improve your Legal English skills. This course is based on a university course that I have taught since 2014; each semester, I would improve the course by adding better material and removing weaker material. The online course takes advantage of technology so that you can work at your own pace, spend time on material that is more difficult for you and go quickly through material that you find less challenging. No matter what you current level is, you will find something valuable in this course.

Timothy Barrett

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