This course is approved for 5+ hours of CLE credit in Georgia, Missouri, Nevada; Washington; and Minnesota, including general credit, ethics credit, and professionalism hours (where applicable).   Attorneys wishing to receive credit for this course in Minnesota must report the attendance in their OASIS portal. Additionally, Arizona attorneys may take this course for continuing legal education credit.  A New York attorney who completes an eligible Approved Jurisdiction course or program may claim New York CLE credit for the course or program in accordance with the requirements of the Program Rules and Regulations and Guidelines.  This program is approved for 5 hours of continuing legal education credit in a New York Approved Jurisdiction. This course is pending approval in California, North Carolina, and Mississippi. Check back for updates to our CLE approval list!

Chinese for Lawyers Program

In today’s global market, legal transactions transcend boundaries, cultures, and languages. An attorney has the ability to expand his or her practice by acquiring basic skills needed to communicate with potential clients in or from different countries. Top law firms including Greenberg Traurig, Jones Day, Duane Morris, Paul Hastings, and Dentons have offices in Shanghai and/or Beijing.  Increasingly both Chinese LLM attorneys and American attorneys are seeking opportunities to practice abroad at American law firms. There are many practice areas that lend themselves to benefiting from exposure to Chinese culture, language, and legal acumen to better serve clients. International law, immigration law, fintech law, intellectual property law, technology and cybersecurity practices, and business/mergers & acquisitions practices are showing growth and influence from China and/or growth and influence from clients in America who are native to China. Chinese for lawyers seeks to accomplish two goals in reducing communication barriers: (1) reduce the legal barrier and (2) reduce the language barrier.   Through Chinese for Lawyers attorneys will receive, over the course of 5 weeks, ten hours of instruction. The first hour of instruction will be dedicated to educating the attorneys on the legal barriers. The second hour of instruction will be dedicated to learning helpful Chinese legal terms. The second hour of instruction will be taught by native Chinese speaking attorneys. Attorneys may complete the entire course of five sessions or select individual sessions of particular interest to them. 

Find out more information about the program and instructors here


Alpa Amin, Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network

Mengkun "Meggie" Chen

Jana J. Edmondson-Cooper, Member, Supreme Court of Georgia Commission on Interpreters

Wayne Elowe, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Guanming Fang Ray, Co-Founder, Former Chairman, and current Director of the Georgia China Alliance

Lei Fang, JD, PHD, MD Jin & Fang LLP

Alex Heaton, Morris Manning & Martin LLP

Kirsten Schaetzel, English Language Specialist at Emory University Law School

Xin "Mina" Zhan, Freed Howard