• Welcome to Legal Education and Development

    With 30 years of experience, LEAD understands the needs of a modern-day law firm. A wide range of top-quality seminars and courses give attorneys the knowledge and skills to manage and grow their firms successfully.

  • Well trained staff are the foundation of every successful practice.

    These courses offered by LEAD are an excellent way to
    enhance the critical supporting role staff plays in a law firm.

  • Online Courses

    LEAD's online courses through its e-LEADer platform save time and money by allowing professionals to gain valuable education in the time available to them so as to increase their skills and improve their working lives.

SEMINARS/COURSES FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS



Case Management - Read more here
Civil Mediation Course - Read more
Opinion Writing Seminar - Read more here
Wills and Testamentary Trusts Seminar - Read more here
Stress - how to handle it - Read more here
National Credit Act Seminar - Read more here.
 
Advanced Insolvency Law Workshop - Read more here.

FOR CORPRATE AND GOVERNMENT PRACTITIONERS


Writing documents for litigation -  Read more here
Commercial drafting - Read more here
 

FOR SUPPORT STAFF

  • DECEASED ESTATES

    This course will assist law firm support staff to understand and to be able to administer a deceased estate effectively. The course also has the purpose of educating the attendee in the understanding, as well as drafting, of basic wills. Pretoria (July) and Cape Town (August).
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  • DEBT COLLECTION

    Give your support staff the skills and confidence to do debt collection independently. Learn to deal with letters of demand, summons, default judgments and warrants of execution, immovable property, emolument attachment orders. Cape Town (July) and Pretoria (August).
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  • OTHER COURSES

    We provide a range of other support staff courses, both attendance and online. These cover Legal Bookkeeping (attendance & online)| Bssic and Advanced Conveyancing | Office Admin and Client Care (online). Read more.

FOR CANDIDATE ATTORNEYS


Our compulsory course for candidate attorneys supplements law firm experience with relevant knowledge and skills, and prepares you for the Attorneys Admissions Examination. Read more.

Admission examination 2017: Due to be held on 22 and 23 August 2017.  Click here for more and for the syllabus. Prepare by purchasing past exam papers. Read more.

Message to South African Law Students: Dear Future Legal Practitioner, greetings from LEAD, the Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development department. Congratulations on your choice of degree; a career in the legal profession can be intellectually challenging, personally fulfilling and rewarding. Read more

ONLINE COURSES

  • FORMS OF BUSINESS ENTERPRISES - ONLINE

    This course focuses on the various forms of business enterprise and how these types of businesses operate in the South African legal context. A participant will learn, amongst other things, about the changes brought about by the Companies Act, 2008, as well as receive an introduction to the concept of business rescue. 1 June – 14 July 2017, (23 May 2017) Read more

  • LEGAL BOOKKEEPING SKILLS - ONLINE

    This course is a must for all support staff and or attorneys who want to know more about the fundamentals of bookkeeping and accounting principles especially as they relate to law firms.  17 July – 18 September 207, (Registration closes 17 June 2017). Read More

  • MEDICAL LAW (INTRODUCTION) - ONLINE

    The course focuses on the basic principles in Medical Law, specifically Medical Negligence. More and more attorneys are starting to pursue these types of claims, without having received training in this sui generis type of delict, the principles of which differs from other delicts. A participant will learn, amongst other things, about these differences and how to approach litigation in Medical Law practically.) Read more

  • CUSTOMARY LAW - ONLINE

    In this course will the participants gain understanding of customary law rules (written and unwritten) which have developed from the customs and traditions of communities, learn the extent in which customary law is recognised by the South African Constitution; and the application of customary law by the courts. 3 July – 31 October 2017, (1 June 2017)Read more