Child Law Online Course

Online course in Child Law 
12 August to 20 September 2024
Closing of registration 2 August 2024
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 acts 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.

12 August to 20 September 2024
Closing of registration 2 August 2024
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):

R2 860.00

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

Click on above link (Registration open soon)

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

  • Should you need to cancel your registration, this must be done in writing within 7 business days before the closing date to avoid the full fee being charged.
  • Fees must be paid to the designated Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) bank account.
  • EAD reserves the right to cancel an e-course should the number of delegates not justify the costs involved.
  • Registered participants will be given reasonable notice of cancellation.
  • Ensure that you read and accept the Terms and Conditions (click below) for this course.
  • Should you be unable to participate in this course, you may nominate another participant to replace you. This should be done 7 days before the course start.
  • Confirmation e-mails will be sent to participants within 7 days after the registration closing date. Please note that it is the participant’s responsibility to follow-up with Grace Mukuru at if no confirmation e-mail has been received on the day the course commence.
  • No refund will be made after commence of course.

Course Dates



Online Course (Registration open soon)