The Legal Secretary (4 Day Online Course)

Develop efficient, skilled secretaries for law firms and legal departments
About this course

This course provides general business skills and practical approaches to all aspects of the legal secretary’s portfolio. It imparts the broad knowledge and skills needed in the legal industry, and will deliver knowledgeable, skilled, administrative secretaries who are able to contribute to the improved productivity and efficiency of their law firms.


2, 3, 9,and 10 November 2023 | Duration: 13:00 – 15:30​

Who should register?

Secretaries, office administrators, receptionists and individuals who want to pursue a career as a legal secretary.

Course outline

The course is divided into four parts:
. Part 1: The legal system
. Part 2: The legal profession
. Part 3: The legal secretary’s duties
. Part 4: Business fundamentals


All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.


Alta van der Walt obtained her BA Business Management degree at Griffiths University and has been working as a practice manager for over 25 years. She has a passion for good business practices and has been lecturing Practice, Business and Management topics for the Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development (LEAD) Division for the past 13 years.

What previous attendees said

  • The course was an eye opener and helpful.
  • I am now motivated and will be confident in everything I do.
  • This course was an excellent learning experience, from the presentation to the manual provided.
  • I found this course to be very motivating.
  • Very well presented with explanatory examples.
  • The training was very insightful, I learned a lot from attending it.
  • Brilliant course details, very informative.
  • Thank you for an awesome course.
Registration fees
Practising legal practitioners and other staff from firms:  R3 070 per person.
Non-practising legal practitioners/others:  R4 120 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).

LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: LS, Initials and 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, 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 receive 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

  • Course registration will be confirmed only if proof of payment is attached to the form.
  • Fees must be paid into the designated Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) bank account. The LSSA will not accept liability if any other bank account is used.
  • LEAD reserves the right to postpone or cancel a learning activity should the number of delegates not justify the costs involved. Registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of cancellation and all fees paid by the delegates will be refunded.
  • An applicant/employer who wishes to cancel must do so at least 7 working days prior to commencement of the course. Cancellations must be done in writing and e-mailed to and Confirmation of the cancellation will be confirmed via e-mail. Should an applicant/employer not receive a cancellation confirmation from LEAD, it means that the cancellation request was not received and that he/she/the firm will still be held liable for the full course fee. Applicants who do not cancel and fail to attend the training will be held responsible for the full course amount.
  • According to Company Policy and copyright protection, no recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will be made available after the course.

Course Dates

2, 3, 9,and 10 November 2023 | Duration: 13:00 – 15:30​

Online course (Day 1 & 2)

Online course (Day 3 & 4)