We founded Lawbility in 2011 to create a range of coaching and training sessions designed to improve the language and practical skills of attorneys, solicitors and legal practitioners, as well as law students. We also offer several courses to prepare the latter for their exams.
Train your professional language.
Legal English and Legal French are part of the basic education in law. Today, our programme offers the largest team of Legal English and Legal French experts in Switzerland, as well as a diversified range of courses for our clients with different levels of education and seniority:students, law interns, junior / senior practicing lawyers and legal professionals.
Prepare for the bar exam.
To allow law students to prepare in a time efficient and focused manner, we coach them on exam preparation. We provide candidate interviews and offer seminars, mock exams and private coaching, which will improve our candidates’ methodical and technical skills for the bar exam.
Train your lawyer skills.
Prospective lawyers and legal students have a practical focus. For this reason, Lawbility created a programme to improve the methodical and practical skills of our clients. In this programme, we train the participants to successfully use their professional expertise in situations arising in their professional practice.
Management Team and programme directors
Jean-Luc Delli (MLaw University of Fribourg i.Ue, 2006) has worked in commercial law and project management for several years. He is the founder of Lawbility and serves as managing and programme director.
Kathrin Weston Walsh
Kathrin Weston Walsh is a U.S. attorney (District of Columbia und Colorado) and practiced for several years at a large international law firm in Washington D.C. She works for Lawbility as a coach and as the programme director for the Legal English programme.
Marie Pagès studied at the University of Paris Dauphine and at the University of Parix X Nanterre and practiced then several years in commercial law in Paris. She works for Lawbility as a coach and as the programme director for the Legal French programme.
Sarah Hotz studied German and Education in Germany and has taught for many years German classes. She also took a training in marketing and sales. At Lawbility, Sarah is in charge of the Professional legal German language program and the company’s PR and communication.
Simon Bianchi graduated with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and worked for several NGOs in projects promoting the international law (TRIAL, GIMUN). He graduated from the Bar Exam School in Geneva (ECAV) and works as the Swiss Competitions Programme Director.
Claudio Giger is an experienced project manager specialised in developping and processing Web projects, online campains and web marketing. He serves for Lawbility as the Office Manager responsible for the administration and online projects.
Junior Project Manager
Anita Kurz studied scientific illustration at the Zurich University of the Arts and worked as an illustrator and teaching assistant at the faculty of architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich for several years. Now she works as a freelance illustrator and draws for Lawbility.
Charles Blass is a language service professional with two decades of experience in New York and Zurich as editor and proofreader plus Legal English instructor at top international law firms. At Lawbility Charles provides the Language Production Services.
Program Director Poland
Adriana María Barba
Program Director Spain & LATAM
Cooperation is a big part of our corporate strategy. We rely on our collaborations with experts to continually develop the products and services we offer, and as part of our growth strategy.
In common law countries, lawyer skills and practical skills are part of students’ legal education. To assist Swiss law students in training their negotiation and communication skills, we are members of the two international student competitions "International Legal Negotiation Competition" and "International Client Consultation Competition." On behalf of these competitions we offer practice-oriented seminars and workshops, as well as organizing the Swiss preliminary qualifying rounds.
So that law students, legal professionals, and lawyers have Legal English tools at hand when they need them, we developed in cooperation with experts The Legal English Manual. We co-published the second Edition with Helbing Liechtenhahn (Switzerland), C.H.Beck Verlag (Germany) and BarWrite (United States).
With the objective to facilitate innovation and transformation in the legal market and in legal education we launched «Innovation.Law – The Legal Industry Forum». The forum aims to build the «Innovation Law Community», to promote digital legal services, alternative legal businesses and innovation in the legal industry. Thereby we created a network of partners and experts.
Professional branding and corporate identity form part of Lawbility’s startup strategy, thanks to Tobias Weber, Creative Director of the &Söhne AG and his team, who have served as our advisors since we founded Lawbility.