Wills (Webinar) 05 & 06 October 2020 | 12:00 – 14:30

Develop your skills in drafting Wills and Testaments

About this webinar and what the programme includes

The purpose of this course is to educate all interested parties in the skill of drafting Last Wills and Testaments as well a Living Will, including the loopholes to look out for when drafting these documents. The Webinar aims to align the attendee’s thought through developing practical procedures to assist in the effective drafting of a usable and legally correct Last Will and Testament as well as a Living Will, by taking into account the legislation pertaining thereto.


Dr James Clark has been a practising advocate in the High Court of South Africa for the past 15 years. He is well known for civil and criminal litigation and the drafting of contracts. Due to years of litigation experience, he is well versed in the mitigation of risk when it comes to the pitfalls of contracts. Drafting contracts is a passion for Dr Clark and he has also through the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division, Damelin and KMA lectured on the topic for years. Dr Clark also has international exposure in the drafting of contracts for the South African government and other international institutions. He is very knowledgeable in the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, specifically in the drafting of contracts, but also in terms of litigation. He has also been the author of various legal training curriculums for a variety of institutions and is an internationally published author. Dr Clark also carries a Doctoral in Divinity (DD).

Course content

Understand the difference between testate and intestate law of succession | Know the contents of a basic will
| Know the format of a Last Will and Testament inclusive of the requirements to make it a binding Will | Know the format and contents of a Living Will | Know the procedure to revoke a Living Will and the format thereof | Know the procedure to amend a Living Will and the format thereof.

05 October  2020 : 12:00 – 14:30 (Two hour presentation and 30 minutes for questions)
06 October  2020 : 12:00 – 14:30 (Two hour presentation and 30 minutes for questions)Closing date for registrations: 01 October 2020Certification
All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.
Who should register?

Corporate and government legal advisors, practising legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates), candidate legal practitioners and legal support staff.


Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 200 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 1 750 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. 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 in the Webinar, you will receive confirmation that we have received your registration documentation. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar at least 24 hours before the webinar starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 20 min before it starts.
For more information about this webinar contact Merlin September:

Email: Merlin@LSSALEAD.org.za  | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

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

Webinar date: 05 and 06  October  2020, 10:00 – 12:30
Closing date for registrations: 01 October 2020

Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 200 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 1 750 per person.


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