Deceased Estates | 4-Day Online Course

19, 20, 26 & 27 June 2024 | 13:00 – 15:30
Get the skills to administer a deceased estate

About this online course 

The administration of deceased estates is a complicated field of law and the benefit of acquiring more knowledge in this field is self-evident. The purpose of this online course is to educate all interested parties in the skill of administrating deceased estates as well as what precisely is meant with deceased estates. The online course aims to process the attendee’s thought-process in developing an administrative and procedurally correct journey, by achieving the ability to understand and to effectively be able to administer a deceased estate.

Online course content

•   Know which parties are involved in the administration process, as well as the parties’ function
•   Know the steps while waiting upon letters of executorship to be issued
•   Know the steps after receiving letters of executorship, but before lodgement
•   Draft letters to possible creditors of the deceased
•   Draft letters to valuators of the movable and/or immovable property
•   Assist with drafting a very basic liquidation and distribution account
•   Understand what a section 18(3) estate is

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, etcetera.

As a lecture 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, etcetera

What previous delegates said

This course rated excellent overall

  • Kyle was an excellent presenter. He conveyed the content in a clear and concise manner. Great refresher for practitioners
  • Thank you. It was a huge learning experience for me.
  • The course was well structured. Learned a lot in a very short time.
  • I truly enjoyed this online course. It was absolutely worth it.
  • Very well presented and well-structured. Very informative. Excellent refresher online course
  • Enjoyed this online course a lot, helped me understand the liquidation and distribution account.
  • The content will assist me in my practice.
  • I loved the practical tips given.
19, 20, 26 & 27 June 2024 | 13:00 – 15:30Closing date for registrations:  18 June 2024Certification
All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.
Who should register?

Legal support staff, candidate legal practitioners, paralegals, executors and administrators, investment advisors, professional estate planners, insurance advisors, accountants and anyone who would like to improve their knowledge of estates.


Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R3 250 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R4 360 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.

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: DE, Initials Surname,


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, please check your Spam / Junk folder, or kindly contact Yolanda Singh on, the day before the course start.  Attendees must ensure that they have access to MS Teams well in advance. Kindly test your link as soon as you get it.
For more information about this online course contact Yolanda Singh:

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 and professional education in South Africa and has been accredited as a legal education provider by the Legal Practice Council for 2023. 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 fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R3 250 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R4 360 per person.

Online course (Day 1 & 2)

Online course (Day 3 & 4)