Child Law [Online]

A practical guide for legal practitioners

About this online course and what the programme includes

This course will give legal practitioners easy access to the key concepts of Child Law as applied in the Family Courts and High Court..


Elizabeth Nieuwoudt, is as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Ms Nieuwoudt was admitted in March 1994. Ms Nieuwoudt is currently employed by Legal Aid South Africa, formerly as the Civil Legal Principal of the Pretoria Local Office and currently as the Head of Office at the Tembisa Local Office. She specialises and act on behalf of the children in Children’s Court and High Court and is frequently appointed by Judges to act as curatrix ad litem for children in all types of High Court applications and disputes.

Course content

Best interest standard | Parental rights and responsibilities | Children Court | Children in need of care and protection | Foster Care | Hague Convention and Civil aspects of international child abduction | Undocumented children | Offences.

Course presentation
This course is conducted online and all communication is done via eLEADer, Legal Education and Development (LEAD’s) online learning portal. The material is presented in an interactive format, supplemented by downloadable written material.

The training is intensive and demanding and requires hard work and dedication. To enhance the learning experience, there is an online discussion platform where you can interact with other participants. In addition, the course facilitator will be available online at given times. This course is presented in English only and all assignments must be submitted in English.

11 October – 22 November 2022
Registration closes 26 September 2022
Who should register?

Practitioners practicing in the field of Family Law specifically dealing with children’s matters, the rights of children, the voice of the child in Children’s Court, Family Courts and High Court.

Cost of the course 

Registration fee (including VAT):


How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited spaces available. Participants should register individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 (Online registration form)LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: Surname, name, and cell number


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive confirmation that LEAD has received your registration documentation. A confirmation email will be sent to you within five days after the closing date of registrations.
For more information about this course contact Grace Mukuru:

Email:  | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Why train online

Train in your own time and setting | The course material is in electronic format | Online courses are more cost-effective than attendance ones | Save in transport costs since there are no contact sessions.

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the course fees is not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The course is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, this must be done in writing within two business days before the closing date to avoid being charged for the full fee.
LEAD’s training offers

LEAD is one of the largest providers of legal and professional education in South Africa and has been accredited as a legal education provider by the Legal Practice Council for 2020. LEAD provides access to quality learning that is relevant, accessible and affordable. LEAD offers an extensive range of learning activities and training options.

Course Dates

03 October to 11 November 2022  | Registrations closes 26 September 2022


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