• 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.

  • MEDIATION TRAINING

    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.
  • 2018 EXAM CALENDAR

    The Attorneys Admission Exam will be held on 6 - 7 February 2018 and again on 14 - 15 August 2018; Conveyanicng Exam on 9 May or 5 September, Notarial Exam on 20 June and 10 October . Read more here.
  • SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

    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.

SEMINARS/COURSES FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

Conveyancing Update Seminar with Allen West (January 2018- the indispensable overview of the latest developments in the conveyancing field - Read more here.

Consumer Protection Act Seminar (CPA)  (February 2018)-
protect your clients and your firm Read more here

Eviction and Rental Recovery Seminar (March 2018) - Tackle the practicalities of evictions and landlord-tenant disputes Read more here

Cybersecurity Seminar (April 2018) - Reduce the risk to your firm - Read more here

Land Claims Seminar (May 2018) - Stay current with the latest land claims processes and provisions - Read more

LSSA/Unisa Advanced Online Short Course in Business Rescue (February to May 2018) - Closing date for registrations: 16 February 2018 Read more here.

Divorce Mediation Course (Various dates and Regions) - Read more

Medical Law for Attorneys Online course  (5 March - 11 May 2018) -  Closing date for registration: 10 February 2018 - Read more here

FOR SUPPORT STAFF

  • ONLINE COURSES

    Introduction to Risk Management for Support Staff Online Course
    Course dates: 5 March to 11 May 2018 Registration closes: 14 February 2018
    No law firm can take the risk of losing its good reputation. This course  focuses on practice management and particularly reputational risk.
    Read more here.

    Legal Bookkeeping Skills for Support Staff Online Course
    Course dates: 21 May  - 23 July 2018    Registration closes 21 April 2018
    Participants will focus on all bookkeeping functions as tey relate to a law firm. including  financial statements, debits and credits, accounts payable and much more. Read more here.
     

  • 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. View the courses here.

FOR CANDIDATE ATTORNEYS

Admission examination 2018: The exam dates can be viewed hereClick here to view the 2017 exam syllabus. Prepare by purchasing past exam papers. Read more.

SCHOOL FOR LEGAL PRACTICE

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.