Introduction

The DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority Academy (Academy of Law) was established in 2015 as an independent entity to provide quality ancillary services to the UAE legal community.

Its core functions include training and regulating lawyers, publishing and disseminating information, hosting events for the legal community, and providing free legal advice for people in need.

Specific ancillary services provided by the Academy of Law include:

  • The Pro Bono Programme

  • All training programmes such as the DIFC Courts Certificate in Law and Procedures, Advocacy Training, Lecture Series and Arabic seminars on the laws and practices of the DIFC Courts

  • The registration of legal practitioners and the observance of the DIFC Courts Mandatory Code of Conduct

  • The publication of DIFC Courts-related literature, such as the DIFC Courts Rules, legal textbooks and articles, Law Reports and newsletters

  • The Education Committee

  • The Annual Legal Gala Dinner and other networking events