• 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.


    The Justice Department has announced that court-annexed mediation will be rolled out in courts in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North-West and Limpopo early in 2018. LEAD offers a 5-day course in civil mediation. Read more here.

    Contracts for articles of clerkship must be registered with the relevant provincial law society. Read more here. Registration for the Admission Exam is also with your  provincial law society. Read more here.

    LEAD's seminars, courses and workshops are designed to update your skills in existing practice areas, to introduce new areas to you and assist you to practise effectively. View our training events for practitioners here.


Administrative Scrutiny: Tenders & Licencing [Seminar] - Durban 8 November 2018 Read More
Civil Mediation [Course] - During Court Recess time - All regions - Read more
Divorce Mediation [Course] - Various dates and Regions - Read more
Engineering and Construction contracts [Seminar] - Midrand 27 - 28 September 2018 Read More
Legal Cost [workshop] Pretoria 31 October 2018 and now in Cape Town, 7 November 2018 -3rd workshop due to popular demand - skills in drawing and opposing bills Read more here
Legal Debt Collection [Seminar] - October & November 2018 - Debt collecting in a challenging environment Read more here
Legal Entrepreneur [Seminar] - Midrand 27 - 28 September 2018 Read More
Writing for Documentation [Workshop] back due to popular demand - Midrand 19 - 20 November Read more
Risk Management [Seminar] Learn more about the risks facing legal practitioners - Cape Town 02 October 2018 Read more 

View our training events for practitioners here.



    Introduction to Medical Law
    Learn basic principles of medical law and specifically on medical negligence. Increasingly, more attorneys are pursuing these types of claims without having received training in this sui generis type of delict - the principles of which differ from other delicts. [Registration closed - next intake 2019]
    Read more here.

    Office Management and client Care for Support Staff Online Course
    This course focuses on how a law firm operates and the skills required for effective office administration. Participants will learn, amongst other things, about the tasks of the office administrator, effective communication, personnel management and client care. [Registration closed next intake 2019]. Read more here.

ATTENDANCE: invest in properly trained support staff

Each and every member of the law firm has a role to play in the management of risk. The AIIF notes that many PI claims result from errors made by law firm support staff who may have been delegated tasks for which they have little formal training or expertise; ineffectively supervised; given little or no training; and/or are unable to understand the implications of their role and appreciate the consequences of their actions or inaction.
Read more here.

LEAD's ACT division provides a range of training courses aimed at upskilling law firm support staff. Download Brochure here.

  • Basic Conveyancing 28 -29 September (Midrand)
  • Civil Litigation in Magistrates' Court 11 & 12 October 2018
  • Advanced Conveyancing 25 - 27 October 2018
  • Legal Cost - Cape Town 7 November 2018 Midrand - 31 October 2018 

Admission examination 2018: The examinations will be rewritten during October 2018 on the dates to be announced by the LSSA examination committe soon. Prepare by purchasing past exam papers. Read more.


2019 School for Legal Practice Brochure now availible!!

Our nine residential centres and a distance training option provide vocational training for candidate attorneys to acquire the practical skills to become effective practitioners.

School attendance centres: East London | Johannesburg | Polokwane | Port Elizabeth | Potchefstroom | Pretoria
1st Intake dates: Read more..
Day School: 04/01/2018 – 06/07/2018 
Night School: 09/01/2018 – 01/06/2018
Closing date for applications: 15/10/2018 (Download application form)

LSSA-UNISA Distance Learning School
Intake 1: 09/01/2019 - 08/07/2019 - Read more
Closing date for applications: 22 October 2018
 (Download application form)