Attorney Training & Development
Thomas Consultants is a team of international legal professionals that has been providing support services to the Japanese international business community since 1995. Our clients include Japanese lawyers and law firms, corporate legal departments and multinational companies. We support our clients and foreign parties to succeed in their work together.
Gerald Thomas, the founder and president of Thomas Consultants, is a Canadian Barrister & Solicitor and has been living in Japan for over 25 years. He is an expert in the practical resolution of business and family disputes between Japanese and foreign parties.
The Attorney Training & Development Group provides private attorney-to-attorney training, using our team of foreign attorneys to train Japanese attorneys in international legal English communication skills, such as legal writing, presentations, chairing meetings, and cross-cultural negotiation strategies.
We are the only training company permitted to advertise our services in the official magazine of the Japan Bar Association.
The Legal Translation Group is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023. During this time we have been providing legal translations to most of Japan's leading law firms, and were selected by the Japanese government to provide the official English translations of the Japan Patent Act and Trademark Act