Corporate Law & Deceased Estates Practice - UNISA

These “Short Learning Programmes“ are in the form of certificate courses and have been developed by the UNISA Centre for Business Law (CBL) to update or broaden a law practitioner’s skills and knowledge in specific fields where having up-to-date knowledge is essential to practice. This underscores the LSSA’s commitment to provide life-long learning and to assist the legal practitioner with his/her continuing professional development.It is important to note that Short Learning Programmes are, by nature, short and are not formal qualifications.  Read More
The two courses are:
1. Corporate Law (NQF level: 7; Credits: 24); and
2. Deceased Estates Practice (NQF level: 7; Credits: 24)

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Business Rescue Practice [Advanced Short Course] (distance, months) - Registration close 28 February 2019 Read More
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Divorce Mediation [Course] - Cape Town: 14 - 18 January 2019 - Read more
Consumer Protection Act[Seminar] -  Cape Town, 07 February 2019 - Read more
Conveyancing [Webinar] Online: 26 February 2019 - Read more 
Legal Costs [Course] - Midrand, 28 February 2019 - Read more

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Medical Law [Online Course] - 11 March - 10 May 2019 - Read more
Office Admin and Client Care [Online] 25 March - 3 May 2019 - Read more 
Eviction [Seminar] - Cape Town ,4 April - Bloemfontein, 16 April Read More
Legal Bookkeeping [Online Course] 15 April to 28 June 2019 - Read more
Risk Management [Online Course] 17 June to 19 July 2019 - Read more 

View our training events for practitioners here.



    Introduction to Medical Law for Legal Practioners (Online)
    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.

    Office Administration and Client Care (Online)
    This course focuses on how a law firm operates and the skills required for effective office administration. Participants will learn, amongst other things, about the tasks of the office administrator, effective communication, personnel management and client care. This one-month course is presented online exclusively and there are no contact sessions. It is a flexible equivalent to a full-time, three-day, attendance course. 25 March to 3 May 2019 (Registration closes: 15 March 2019) Read more here.


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

The risks affecting the sustainability and viability of law firms

Many legal practitioners indicate that they face a constant struggle to survive economically in practice. There are a multitude of reasons for the challenges faced by these practitioners and there are a number of risks posed by the challenges associated with the sustainability and viability of the legal practices concerned.

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) reports that there are currently 26 701 attorneys and 6 669 candidate attorneys in South Africa (SA) (, accessed on 19-11-2018). There has been a steady growth in the profession in the past decade and this growth must be considered against the background of the slowing economic growth and other factors that affect the profession. Read more.

Admission examination 2019:  Refer to the Law Society website.


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
2nd Intake dates: Read more..

Day School: 06/05/2019 – 31/08/2019  Closing date for applications: 15 February 2019
Night School: 05/06/2019 – 08/11/2019  Closing date for applications: 15 February 2019

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LSSA-UNISA Distance Learning School
Intake 2: 03/06/2019 – 09/12/2019  
Closing date for applications: 22 February 2019 -
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(Download application form)