Practice Management Training

Providing attorneys with the tools to manage their law firms efficiently on a sustained basis.

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2017 PMT Registration Form

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Terms and Conditions of Registration

Deadline for second intake is 2 June 2017.

Exemption and extension application procedures and contacts.
Click here for the second intake schedule

How do attorneys comply?

Training is offered by the Law Society of South Africa’s education division, Legal Education and Development. There are two intakes per year.
First intake for 2017: Closing date for registration was 9 December 2016. The course will start in February 2017.
Second intake for 2017: Closing date for registration is 2 June 2017. The course will start in July 2017.

By when do attorneys have to comply?
In terms of the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act 55 of 2003, the training must be completed to the satisfaction of the attorney’s relevant statutory, provincial law society before 31 December of the year following the year in which the first Attorneys Fidelity Fund certificate was issued. This deadline is the latest by when the training must be done and can be done earlier should the attorney prefer. In certain circumstances, an attorney can apply to his/her provincial, statutory law society for an extension or exemption on the basis of prior experience and or qualifications (see brochure for more).

What does the LEAD Practice Management Training offer?
This practice management training was developed to assist attorneys manage their practices effectively by combining legal expertise with strategic business management.

The course focuses on the fundamentals of practice management relating to management, marketing, technology and finance. Its ultimate aim is to provide attorneys with the tools to manage their law firms more efficiently on a sustained basis in order to improve standards of practice of the legal profession and service delivery to clients.

The course, which is subsidised by the Attorneys Fidelity Fund, is designed to provide training and guidance to attorneys on inter alia

  • effectively starting a practice;
  • combining legal expertise with strategic business management;
  • applying resources productively;
  • practising in a financially sound manner;
  • marketing for profitability;
  • ensuring risk management and control; and
  • administering the affairs of clients and the business prudently.

Schedule of 2nd intake 
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Tuition fee
See brochure

Registration dates
There are two intakes per year - see brochure for more.

For more information please e-mail

Exemptions and extensions
Students can be exempted from the full training or certain modules. The exemption and extension process is dealt with by a formal application to the Records Division of the student’s statutory provincial law society. Read more.

PMT staff

Euginia Sookane (Senior Training Co-ordinator): 012 441 4609 -  
Pelcrine Mathibi: 012 441 4614 -
Tshego Pooe: 012 441 4676 -

Senior Manager LEAD
Ogilvie Ramoshaba: 012 441 4625 -