ClearlawSA offers courses to improve your hard and soft skills. These courses increase your skills base, and improve your employability. They are presented as micro-learning opportunities, take them in your own time and at your own pace.

These courses are useful for both lawyers and people who need to understand more about certain legal topics.

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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 practice, ensure a high standard of legal services, reduce risk, and strengthen the image of the profession.  These are some of the aims of the LPA.

Sections 5(h); 6(1)(a)(xi); 6(5)(f) and (g) and 94(1) of the LPA provide for compulsory post-qualification training and development, practical vocational training courses, and programmes to empower historically disadvantaged legal practitioners and candidate legal practitioners.  ClearlawSA is aiming to meet these objectives.

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.

Online 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 a course to complete it later if you do not manage to do so at one time.

Online Legal Courses

The following online learning modules can be accessed once you register.  Please keep your user name and password safe.  You may not allow anyone else to use your login details and the number of your logins will be monitored.

ZAR 450.00
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A conflict of interest

Conflicts of interest are a thorny problem and there are not many practical guidelines available to decide how best to apply the LPC’s rules

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ZAR 450.00
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An introduction to compliance

Compliance is the behaviour of knowing and adhering to applicable laws, regulations and policies, internal company rules, and best practice.

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ZAR 200.00
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Are your drafting skills up to scratch?

The words we use in our sector need to be used in a certain way, according to strict rules. Indeed, the written word is a vital tool in your legal toolkit. Keep in mind that maintaining an excellent and accurate standard of writing is essential to our ongoing success.

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Free
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Do you know what a SEIAS is?

This module is intended to (i) expose you to the type of government document that has wide-ranging consequences for the rule of law; (ii) ensure that you know where to look for this sort of document; and (iii) determine if you have read and understood the document.

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ZAR 450.00
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Ethics and the LPA

This short course assesses the essence of ethical conduct for lawyers. Our module on Ethics in Business is another take on ethics and supplements this module.

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ZAR 450.00
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Ethics in business

In this short course we unpack the meaning of ethical conduct in business. The type of ethical conduct required in a business setting may be hard to put your finger on. In this module we look at the sort of actions and behaviour that could be considered to be ethical and what is not ethical.

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ZAR 450.00
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Force Majeure

Acts of God, events out of our control, even bad weather, all of these events – also known as ‘force majeure’ – can affect our ability to carry out contractual obligations.

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ZAR 200.00
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Getting to know your clients

Meeting with a potential client for the first time can be daunting. Learn how to prepare for a meeting and how to make a good impression.

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Free
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Making more time

Time is money. In this short presentation, we discuss the value of time and how to best manage it and how to maximise your productivity by making the right decisions.

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ZAR 350.00
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Plain English (Drafting)

This module considers the all-important element of risk in the drafting of a contract, using the basic elements to construct a balanced contract, taking account of risk for each party and how to address it.

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ZAR 250.00
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Regulation Part I

Legal practitioners operating in the field of regulation are a relatively rare breed. Few lawyers know what regulatory law entails or how important an area it is.

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ZAR 350.00
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Regulation Part II

This second module on Regulation reflects on where this type of activity fits into the general framework of law and administration in South Africa.

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ZAR 450.00
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Regulation Part III

Regulation III takes a closer look at a regulated sector and the powers and duties of the regulatory authority for telecommunications, broadcasting and postal services.

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ZAR 450.00
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In this short course we look at the way in which sexual harassment is viewed in South African labour law, how to recognise it, and what can be done about it.

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ZAR 250.00
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The basics of drafting a contract – Part 1

Contracts are the physical evidence of the terms and conditions that two or more people (whether they are individuals or incorporated) have adopted to confirm an arrangement they are both entering into.

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ZAR 350.00
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The basics of drafting a contract – Part 2

Contracts are the physical evidence of the terms and conditions that two or more people (whether they are individuals or incorporated) have adopted to confirm an arrangement they are both entering into.

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ZAR 450.00
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The basics of drafting a contract – Part 3

This module considers the all-important element of risk in the drafting of a contract, using the basic elements to construct a balanced contract, taking account of risk for each party and how to address it.

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