Online Learning

ClearlawSA offers online courses for your continuing legal education. The content has been developed to enable legal practitioners to bank CPD points, increase their skill base, and improve employability.

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Nic Swart, former head of the Law Society of South Africa, said that the purpose of continuing legal education is to ensure the development of learning skills and knowledge needed for legal practise, ensure a high standard of legal services, reduce risk, and strengthen the image of the profession.

The LPA (and its Amendment Act) provides at sections 5(h); 6(1)(a)(xi); 6(5)(f) and (g) and 94(1) for compulsory post-qualification training and development, practical vocational training courses, and programmes to empower historically disadvantaged legal practitioners and candidate legal practitioners.

Courses may not be downloaded or printed and you should try to allocate time to complete each module at one time. However, you will be able to access the courses to complete it if you do not manage to do so at one time.

The full terms and conditions for accessing online learning may be found in the General Terms and Conditions including terms and conditions of payment. The price reflected on the site for each module may be discounted for large groups or students. Please contact info@clearlawsa.org.za for more information.

Earn CPD Points

When the requirement to continue your legal education and development is introduced under the LPA, it will likely include setting a target for the number of hours you devote to this.   Time spent will be converted into points.  We refer to these points as Continuing Professional Development points, or CPD points.

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In most jurisdictions, professions and law firms, the simplest way to keep track of your commitment to continuing your legal education is to ensure that you obtain a number of points in a fixed period of time. The term “CPD points” has been used in many other countries and signifies the unit of compliance allocated to a learning activity. There are numerous ways to obtain CPD points in terms of method, location, need for development and affordability.

To help you get used to this discipline, our system will record and store the time you spend doing online courses, and what you access and complete.

Points are allocated based on a matrix developed using international and South African standards for measuring CPD that you will find here. CPD points will be accredited by the Compliance Institute of South Africa of which Clearlaw is a member.

Monitoring and Recording CPD

We track your access to the site, and the Knowledge and Learning Centres for two reasons. First, to make deductions about the suitability and interest value of the content. Second, so that you will have your own record of what you have accessed, participated in, attended, or read and the points you have earned, as indicated above.

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If you don’t want us to track this, you can simply opt out when you Register.

The rules that will apply to the tracking of your access can be found at “Monitoring and Recording” in the General Terms and Conditions.

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