• 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.

  • Candidate legal practitioners

    We provide law graduates with the opportunity to acquire and develop the practical legal skills to become effective practitioners.

  • Postgraduate, distance-education (Corporate Law & Deceased Estate Practice)

    The LSSA joined forces with the UNISA Centre for Business Law (CBL) to offer two accredited postgraduate, distance-education “Short Learning Programmes” to legal practitioners.

SEMINARS/COURSES FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS


January 2019
Conveyancing 2019 (Update) [Seminar] - Pretoria, 14 January, Johannesburg, 18 January Read More
Civil Mediation [Course] - Pretoria: 24 - 26 & 28-29 January,
Durban: 24-26 & 28-29 January 2019
 - Read more
Divorce Mediation [Course] - Cape Town: 14 - 18 January 2019 - Read more

Februay 2019
Business Rescue Practice [Advanced Short Course] (distance, months) - Registration close 28 February 2019 Read More
Consumer Protection Act[Seminar] - Durban, 01 February 2019 | Cape Town, 07 February 2019 - Read more
Legal Costs [Course] - Midrand, 28 February 2019 - Read more

March 2019
Write an opinion [Seminar] - Durban, 9 March | Bloemfontein, 15 March - Read more
Medical Law [Online Course] - 11 March - 10 May 2019 - Read more
Office Admin and Client Care [Online] 25 March - 3 May 2019 - Read more 

April 2019
Legal Bookkeeping [Online Course] 15 April to 28 June 2019 - Read more

May 2019
Risk Management [Online Course] 17 June to 19 July 2019 - Read more 

View our training events for practitioners here.

FOR SUPPORT STAFF

  • ONLINE COURSES

    Introduction to Medical Law for Legal Practioners
    Learn basic principles of medical law and specifically on medical negligence. Increasingly, more Legal Practitioners are pursuing these types of claims without having received training in this sui generis type of delict - the principles of which differ from other delicts. 11 March to 10 May 2019 (Registration Closes: 1 March 2019) Read more here.

    Legal Bookkeeping Online Course
    This course is essential for all legal practitioners who intend to open their own practice and all legal support staff. It will also benefit practitioners who are currently practicing in their own firms. The course will impart a sound understanding of the basic business principles that will assist a practitioner to conduct a successful and profitable legal practice. 14 January to 28 February 2019 (Registration closes: 08 January 2019) Read more here.

ATTENDANCE 

LEAD's ACT division provides a range of training courses aimed at upskilling legal practitioners and law firm support staff.

Legal Costs [Course] - 28 February 2019, Midrand  (This course is aimed for Legal Practitioners and Support Staff... Gain the necassary skills in drawing and opposing bills of cost & ethical background ... Read more

Who is responsible for accounting records?

More often than not, legal practitioners outsource their accounting duties to qualified accountants or bookkeepers. Reasons for the outsourcing will, for obvious reasons, differ from one legal practitioner to another. Reasons range from an inability to prepare and/or balance books, to the need by the legal practitioner to focus on their area of expertise. In this article, the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund seeks to clarify who is responsible for accounting records, and what should happen to the accounting records at any given point. Read more.

Admission examination 2019:  Refer to the Law Society website. www.LSSA.org.za

SCHOOL FOR LEGAL PRACTICE

2019 School for Legal Practice Brochure now availible!!

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
1st Intake dates: Read more..
Day School: 04/01/2018 – 06/07/2018 
Night School: 09/01/2018 – 01/06/2018
Closing date for applications: 15/10/2018 (Download application form)

LSSA-UNISA Distance Learning School
Intake 1: 09/01/2019 - 08/07/2019 - Read more
Closing date for applications: 22 October 2018
 (Download application form)