• 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.


Conveyancing Exam Preparation Workshop 2nd Intake (29, 30, and 31 August 2018 CapeTown; Durban; Pretoria Read More
High Court Litigation [Seminar] (August 2018 Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg)- get skills and techniques for efficient litigation Read more here
Legal Cost [workshop] (31 June 2018) 2nd workshop due to popular demand - skills in drawing and opposing bills Read more here
National Credit Act (NCA) [Seminar] (August & September 2018) - will highlight important court decisions over the past few years. - Read more here
Legal Debt Collection [Seminar] ( October & November 2018) Debt collecting in a challenging environment Read more here
Civil Mediation [Course] (August & September in Port Elizabeth and East London) - Read more
Divorce Mediation [Course] (Various dates and Regions) - Read more
Writing Documents for Litigation [Course] - Midrand 28 & 29 June 2018 Read More
Legal Entrepreneur[Seminar] - Midrand 27 - 28 September 2018 Read More
Engineering and Construction contracts{Seminar} - Midrand 27 - 28 September 2018 Read More
Insolvency Law (Advanced [Workshop]  - Pretoria 14 - 17 August 2018 Read More

View our training events for practitioners here.



    Introduction to Medical Law
    Course dates: 20 August to 26 October Registration closes: 10 August 2018
    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. 
    Read more here.

    Office Management and client Care for Support Staff Online Course
    Course dates: 11 June to 21 July 2018  Registration closes 4 June 2018
    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.. Read more here.


    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.
    Debt Collection - 16 & 17 August 2018
    Basic Conveyancing 13 & 14 September 2018

Admission examination 2018: The exam dates can be viewed hereClick here to view the 2018 exam syllabus. Prepare by purchasing past exam papers. Read more.


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 - Second intake dates:
Day School: Second intake from 25 June 2018 to 7 December 2018
Night School: Second intake 25 June 2018 to 15 February 2019
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2018
LSSA/Unisa Distance Training School: February 2018 to January 2019  Closing date for applications: 10 January 2018
Read more here.