• 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.

SEMINARS/COURSES FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

FOR SUPPORT STAFF

  • MAY COURSES

    Civil litigation in the High Court: Participants will be taught to draft legal documents and other pleadings as and when they are required in terms of the Rules. Read more.
    Legal bookkeeping: Gain basic accounting knowledge for application in an attorney’s firm. Read more.  English writing skills: Master the skills and the confidence, to write business documents in English. Read more.
     

  • JUNE COURSES

    Legal office management:   Read more. The legal secretary: Develop knowledgeable, skilled administrative secretaries are able to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within a law firm. Read more.

  • OTHER COURSES

    We provide a range of other support staff courses, both attendance and online. These cover Deceased Estates | Legal Bookkeeping (attendance & online)| BAsic and Advanced Conveyancing | Office Admin and Client Care (online). 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 22 and 23 August 2017.  Click here for more and for the syllabus. Prepare by purchasing past exam papers. Read more.

Message to South African Law Students: Dear Future Legal Practitioner, greetings from LEAD, the Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development department. Congratulations on your choice of degree; a career in the legal profession can be intellectually challenging, personally fulfilling and rewarding. Read more

ONLINE COURSES

  • FORMS OF BUSINESS ENTERPRISES - ONLINE

    This course focuses on the various forms of business enterprise and how these types of businesses operate in the South African legal context. A participant will learn, amongst other things, about the changes brought about by the Companies Act, 2008, as well as receive an introduction to the concept of business rescue. 1 June – 14 July 2017, (23 May 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.  17 July – 18 September 207, (Registration closes 17 June 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. 12 June – 12 July 2017, (5 May 2017) Read more

  • CUSTOMARY LAW - ONLINE

    In this course will the participants gain understanding of customary law rules (written and unwritten) which have developed from the customs and traditions of communities, learn the extent in which customary law is recognised by the South African Constitution; and the application of customary law by the courts. 3 July – 31 October 2017, (1 June 2017)Read more