Legal training

Classic legal training continues to focus on unit lawyers. It mainly relates to training for the judgeship. This development has been complained about in particular by the legal profession in recent years, which ultimately had the consequence that the work as a lawyer should also be included in the legal training. It can be doubted whether this was successful.

In Section 5 a DRiG, the legislator has determined the following:

(3) The content of the course takes into account the legal, administrative and legal practice, including the key qualifications required for this, such as negotiation management, interviewing, rhetoric, dispute settlement, mediation, interrogation and communication skills.

The implementation in the individual federal states is different and does not always take into account all the requirements set out in the DRiG.

In this respect, there is no guarantee that uniform training will take place in the so-called key qualifications.

Rhetoric and communication skills are particularly difficult for many lawyers. During my observations during the preparation of my textbook "Rhetoric for Lawyers", especially and especially in criminal trials, I could always find:

  • lack of eye contact with other process organs, especially in conflicting situations
  • indistinct pronunciation when formulating applications or in the final lecture
  • insecure appearance of lawyers when formulating requests for evidence when the public prosecutor and the judge actually or feel shoulder to shoulder
  • unfocused and mobile lecture on complex issues
  • "social grunt" (uh, uh, hmm)

I offer special advanced training and rhetoric coaching for lawyers, especially for defense lawyers. I also offer courses for judges, prosecutors, administrative lawyers or commercial lawyers.

In terms of the system, these advanced training courses are designed in such a way that rhetoric for lawyers can actually only be booked for lawyers. The content is tailored to the specific legal professional groups. A lawyer has different preferences than a judge, prosecutor, or administrative or association lawyer.

The essential communication theories are also dealt with in my seminars. So not only the "art of eloquence" is conveyed, but also awareness of what can be done with the language.

My online course at Lecturio GmbH was published on the subject of "rhetoric for lawyers".


Forensic lawyers need interrogation!

Even if you do not conduct an interrogation yourself, it is sometimes crucial to know how the interrogation should take place. What are the legal rules? What tactics are used. Are they admissible or not? How can I judge whether a testimony, whether that of an accused or accused or that of a witness, is credible? What are the respective assessment criteria?

I answer these questions in my seminars on the subject of "credibility assessment of witness statements", which I have been successfully carrying out in lawyer training for more than a year. I am currently preparing a manual for criminal defense lawyers on this subject, which is expected to be released later this year.

Legal training

For two years I have been running the seminar " Defense against fundamental rights by police and public prosecutors". Also the seminar "Official disciplinary law and official criminal law".

I taught the subject of interference law (fundamental rights interventions by the police and public prosecutors according to the StPO and police law) for six years at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration NW in the Department of Police. In this respect, in-depth knowledge can be expected from me. The subject is currently being brought up to date with the latest legislation and case law.

A seminar entitled "Operative Case Analysis", "Forensic Science and Evidence" and "Legal Problems of the Enforcement Procedure" is currently in preparation .