Mediation - Divorce Mediation [Course]

Learn the techniques to develop a reputation for skilled, cost-efficient resolution of client problems.

With the formal introduction of Court-Annexed Mediation,it is in the interest of legal practitioners to familiarise themselves with the process and techniques of mediation. In December 2014 Court  annexed Mediation was introduced in 12 Magistrates’ Courts pilot sites (9 in Gauteng and 3 in the North West Province) pursuant to the Court Mediation Rules. In 2019, based on the lessons and experiences learn from the pilot, the Court Annexed Mediation services will be extended to the Regional Courts in the remaining five provinces, namely, Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape, from the date to be gazetted by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services during February 2019. Read more here.

LEAD’s mediation courses are primarily designed to prepare legal practitioners and candidate legal practitioners to be mediators and to advise clients on the mediation process. When designing the course content, the Standards for Civil Mediation were taken into account.

About the course
This 5-day course deals specifically with divorce mediation. Divorce mediation requires practitioners who are personable and articulate and who have good listening skills. For effective mediation, it is also advantageous if the practitioner has practical experience in working with divorcing couples. Whether you wish to practise as a mediator or be in a position to advise your clients or represent them at mediations, you will benefit greatly from attending the course. 

Cape Town: 20-24 May 2019
Midrand: 17-19 & 22-23 July 2019
Bloemfontein: 22-26 July 2019
Durban: 29-31 July & 01-02 August 2019

REGISTRATION FEE (VAT Inclusive)

The registration fees are substantially subsidised for practising attorneys and candidate attorneys.
The fees include event material and refreshments.

  • Practising legal practitioners (previously this referred to attorneys & advocates): R5 900.00 per person
  • Legal practitioners from practices further than 150km from the closest venue: R5 100.00 per person
  • Candidate legal practitioners and support staff: R4 800.00 per person
  • Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R8 900.00 per person

Enquiries: Tamara Sihlangu at e-mail: tamara@LSSALEAD.org.za or Mediation@LSSALEAD.org.za tel: 012 441 4673.