The main aim is to give attorneys a practical background in the law, practice and procedure of conveyancing and notarial practice. The training is provided by practising conveyancers and notaries who also draft the course material. Although these courses also assist participants to prepare for the conveyancing and notarial examinations, mere attendance of the lectures and completing the assignments may not be sufficient to pass the examinations. Intense study and diligent practise in the drafting of deeds as well as participation in class discussions and workshops, are essential. For preparation focused on the conveyancing examination, LEAD offers a 3-day examination preparation seminar (see details below).
Who may register for these courses?
Attorneys and candidate attorneys may register for these courses, as well as any other person who wishes to learn more about these fields of practice. .Should non-attorneys wish to register for the courses in order to write the national conveyancing or notarial examinations, they should first contact the relevant statutory provincial law society to enquire whether they will be allowed to write the examinations.
Format of the courses
Participants can choose to study on an attendance basis at various centres around the country or on a distance-education (correspondence) basis.
The attendance courses are offered in various centres throughout the country. The conveyancing attendance course is held over 20 sessions. The notarial practice attendance course is held over 5 sessions.
Participants in the distance-education courses are sent the study documents by mail shortly after the closing date for registrations. They are required to complete four assignments which will be marked and returned to them with model answers. Depending on demand, there are also one or two attendance workshops offered in the main centres.
NEW - Conveyancing and Notarial Examination Preparation Seminar
LEAD has introduced a seminar to assist participants prepare specifically for the conveyancing examination. This 3–day seminar will take place at centres where there is sufficient interest among instructors and prospective learners. The seminar is held at the end of the 20 sessions at respective centres. This seminar is NOT a replacement of the attendance course, but an added programme which will solely focus on the examination preparation.
Who should register for the examination preparation course?
• Practitioners who attend the attendance course or have attended the course in previous years.
• Practitioners who participate in the distance-education course or who participated in the distance-education course in previous years.
• Those people who by precept of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979, are allowed to register for the examination [s 14(13)].
the LSSA will issue a certificate to the participant to confirm that the course was successfully completed. This is provided that 80% of the lectures have been attended and 80% of the compulsory assignments have been completed.
The LSSA will issue a certificate to the participant to confirm that the course was successfully completed. This is provided all the assignments were submitted timeously.
For more information on these courses, please consult the LEAD brochure or contact
Andries Modiba Tel: +27 (0) 12 441 4600 | E-mail: andries@LSSALEAD.org.za
Dodo Dubuzane Tel: +27 (0) 12 441 4600 | E-mail: dodo@LSSALEAD.org.za