Practice Management Training

Providing attorneys with the tools to manage their law firms efficiently on a sustained basis

2019 Brochure and Registration form now available

2019 PMT Brochure
Download and complete (electronically)  and submit with proof of payment).
For more info email pmt@LSSALEAD.org.za
How to complete the registration form:
2019 registration form is not yet available 
1st Intake (2019) Schedule of PMT

Ensure you read the T&Cs

Exemption and extension application
procedures and contacts
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How do attorneys comply?
Training is offered by the Law Society of South Africa’s education division, Legal Education and Development. There are two intakes per year.

  • First intake for 2019: Closing date for registration is 7 December 2018. The course will start in February 2019. 
  • Second intake for 2019: Closing date for registration is 31 May 2019. The course will start in July 2019.

By when do attorneys have to comply?
In terms of the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act 55 of 2003 and also the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (since 1 November 2018), the training must be completed to the satisfaction of the Legal Practice Council before 31 December of the year following the year in which the first Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund certificate was issued. This deadline is the latest by when the training must be done. It can be done earlier should the attorney prefer. In certain circumstances, an attorney can apply to the Legal Practice Council for an extension or exemption on the basis of prior experience and or qualifications (see here for more).

What does the LEAD Practice Management Training offer?
This practice management training was developed to assist attorneys manage their practices effectively by combining legal expertise with strategic business management.

The course focuses on the fundamentals of practice management relating to management, marketing, technology and finance. Its ultimate aim is to provide attorneys with the tools to manage their law firms more efficiently on a sustained basis in order to improve standards of practice of the legal profession and service delivery to clients.

The course, which is subsidised by the Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund, is designed to provide training and guidance to attorneys on inter alia

  • effectively starting a practice;
  • combining legal expertise with strategic business management;
  • applying resources productively;
  • practising in a financially sound manner;
  • marketing for profitability;
  • ensuring risk management and control; and
  • administering the affairs of clients and the business prudently.

Schedule of 1st intake 
Download schedule above 

Tuition fee
Full course: R2 500 (VAT inclusive)
Per individual module: R500 each (VAT inclusive)  if exempted from other modules.

Registration dates

  • First intake for 2019: Closing date for registration is 7 December 2018. The course will start in February 2019. 
  • Second intake for 2019: Closing date for registration is 31 May 2019. The course will start in July 2019.

Enquiries
For more information please e-mail pmt@LSSALEAD.org.za

Exemptions and extensions
Practitioners can be exempted from the full training or certain modules. The exemption and extension process is dealt with by a formal application to the Legal Practice Council.  Read more.

PMT staff

Euginia Sookane (Senior Training Co-ordinator): 012 441 4609 - euginia@LSSALEAD.org.za  
Pelcrine Mathibi: 012 441 4614 - pelcrine@LSSALEAD.org.za
 
Tshego Pooe: 012 441 4676 - tshego@LSSALEAD.org.za

Senior Manager LEAD
Ogilvie Ramoshaba: 012 441 4625 -  ogilvie@LSSALEAD.org.za