• 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.

  • LEAD TRAINING IN 2017

    LEAD provides topical and cost-effective attendance and online seminars, workshops and courses for attorneys, candidate attorneys and other legal practitioners. View current training events for practitioners, for support staff and for corporate professionals.
  • POSTGRADUATE COURSES

    Postgraduate distance-training courses in Deceased Estates Practice and Corporate Law are presented in cooperation with UNISA's Centre for Business Law. Courses run from March to December. Closing date: 10 March 2017.  Read more.
  • BUSINESS RESCUE

    This online course will give you the necessary skills to act as a business rescue practitioner and to advise and protect the interests of your clients who may find themselves involved in business rescue proceedings. Read more here or e-mail bettie@LSSALEAD.org.za

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

FOR SUPPORT STAFF

  • MARCH COURSES

    Conveyancing staff can learn to support the conveyancer with basic conveyancing knowledge in the Basic Conveyancing course on 10 to 11 March. The training is practice-orientated. The Civil Litigation in the Magistrate's Court Course revises the basic rules and how to put these into practice (24 to 25 March). The course will  provide all participants with the skills and the confidence to draft legal documents and other pleadings as and when they are required in terms of the Rules.
     

  • APRIL COURSE

    Debt collection for law firm support staff: Participants will be taught the debt collection process in chronological order. High priority will be given to enable students to complete debt collection documents independently. The trainer is an attorney who is an expert in this field. Read more.

  • OTHER COURSES

    We provide a range of other support staff courses, both attendance and online. These cover High Court litigation, deceased estates, legal bookkeeping and English writing skills. 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 14 and 15 February 2017, and on 22 and 23 August 2017.  Click here for more and for the syllabus. Prepare by purchasing past exam papers. Read more.

ONLINE COURSES

  • ADVANCED SHORT COURSE IN BUSINESS RESCUE PRACTICE

    This course will give you the necessary skills to act as a business rescue practitioner. Course duration: March to May 2017. Students study online via Unisa's online platform – myUnisa. There are no classes, only a workshop in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban provided there is sufficient interest. Closing date for registrations : 10 March 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.  Registration closes 3 March 2017. Read more

  • OFFICE ADMIN AND CLIENT CARE - ONLINE

    For new practitioners and law firm support staff, this online course will deal with the tasks of the office administrator; effective communication; personnel management; client care and much more. 2 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Registration closes 31 March 2017 Read more