Civil Litigation in the Magistrate’s Court (Online Course)

Civil Litigation in the Magistrate’s Court
30 & 31 May 2024

Well-trained staff – the foundation of every successful practice
About this course

Revision of  the basic rules relating to civil litigation in the Magistrate’s Courts and putting them into practice. The steps from the  beginning to the end of a civil matter are dealt with.


30 and 31 May 2024 | Duration: 13:00 – 15:30​

Closing date for registrations:  29 May 2024

Who should register?

This training is aimed at individuals who want to improve their knowledge pertaining to general aspects of Civil Litigation in the Magistrates Court i.e. legal support staff, candidate legal practitioners, LLB students, people considering working in the legal profession, paralegals, debt collectors, etc.

Course outline

•    Understand the most popular legal jargon used by attorneys and the courts.
•    Understand the differences between Motion Procedures (Applications) and Action Procedures (Actions).
•    Understand the basic flow of the Motion process.
•    Understand the basic flow of the Action process.
•    Be able to anticipate the next step in the action or motion process and draft the required pleading, notice or document.
•    Demonstrate an understanding of the required format of the court documents.
•    Be able to plan and diarise a matter based on the anticipated next step.
•    Understand the steps to be taken when executing judgment (enforcement of a court order)


All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.


Kyle Kietzmann has been a practising attorney since 2014. He opened his practise in 2016 in Pretoria and opened a branch in Johannesburg in April 2022. His law firm specialises in civil matters, labour matters, criminal matters, debt collecting, deceased estates, contractual law, commercial law, family law, maintenance, protection orders.
As a lecturer for the Law Society of South Africa, Legal Education and Development (LEAD), he has lectured since 2016 in the following subjects: magistrates court practice, labour law, wills and estates, criminal law, debt collecting, casework, business writing, ethics, legal costs.

What previous attendees said

  • The Legal process was well executed & explained in detail
  • I learned more here than what I’ve learnt in LLB Civil Litigation.
  • Training was very helpful and this has improved my Litigation skills
  • Good brush- up what I’ve learned in my LLB and relevant practical to execute my daily duties
  • I will now be able to apply the rules of the court within our firm
  • Brilliant course. Insightful & eye-opening
  • Will be working more efficient and effectively now that I understand the procedure better
  • As a candidate practitioner, I’ll now be able to file my work and work independently
  • I now am more knowledgeable & I will start to implement my new skills in our firm
Registration fees
Staff from practising legal firms:  R1 550 per person.
Non-practising legal practitioners/others:  R2 300 per person.
How to register
Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.STEP 1:
Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. You are required to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 – (Online registration form). Should an invoice be required to effect payment, replace the proof of payment document with a note (Word) requesting an invoice.LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: CLMC, Initials and SurnameSTEP 2:
Once you have registered to participate, you will receive a system-generated confirmation e-mail that we have received your registration documentation.  Twenty-four hours before the course starts, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the course (Microsoft Teams) as well as your course material. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully. If you do not receive this said email, kindly contact Yolanda Singh on  Attendees must ensure that they have access to MS Teams well in advance. Kindly test your link as soon as you received it.
Contact the administrator
For more information about this course, contact Yolanda Singh on or at T: +27 (0)12 441 4652
Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The course is conducted in English only.
  • The course will be delivered through MS TEAMS. Please ensure that you have MS TEAMS installed on your computer prior to the commencement of the course.
  • You will receive the material as well as the link to the course via email, +-24 hours before commencement of the course.  If you do not receive the said email, look in your junk mail folder. If it is not there, contact Yolanda Singh on
  • No cancellations will be accepted after the course material and link have been shared. Participants who do not cancel timeously and/or fail to attend the course will forfeit the amount paid towards this course.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you need to do so in writing before the course link and material are shared. No cancelation will be accepted after it has been made available and failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged.
  • LEAD might record the course for QA purposes. According to Company policy and copyright protection, recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will not be made available after the course.
  • LSSA/LEAD shall have the right in its sole discretion to postpone or cancel tuition in any programme initially advertised and offered based on insufficient demand. Should LSSA/LEAD cancel the proposed training, registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of the cancellation and all fees paid by the delegate will be refunded.
LEAD’s training offers

LEAD is one of the largest providers of legal professional education in South Africa and has been accredited as a legal education provider by the Legal Practice Council. 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

Registration fees
Staff from practising legal firms:  R1 550 per person.
Non-practising legal practitioners/others:  R2 300 per person.

Online course