Clearlaw offers courses to improve your understanding of the law and its application.  These courses increase your skills base and your employability if you choose a career in law. 

We also offer commercial law courses online to educate and inform business people who need to know about contract law, for example, and introduce the basics and more complex elements of drafting a contract.

Clearlaw is for anyone who wants to understand law or aspects of the law and how it affects them; its law education online.

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Are you a lawyer or law graduate?

Graduate legal jobs are hard to come by.  Improve your chances by building your legal skills.  We offer hard and soft skills courses.  Property law, labour law, contracts law, company law, compliance, and how to manage your time and deal with clients.

Do you find legal documents scary or confusing?

Do you feel like you are being taken advantage of?  Do you want to know more about how different legal concepts affect you?  Clearlaw breaks down complex language into plain English, and explains the effect of legal terms and conditions you may find in everyday documents.

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.

350.00
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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. (30-60min)

350.00
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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. (30-45min)

250.00
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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. (20-30min)

450.00
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Corporate Governance Part I

This is a 2-part course on corporate governance – the guidelines formulated by Mr Mervyn King and captured in the King IV Report.

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. (20min)

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. (30-60min)

550.00
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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. (45-60min)

350.00
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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. (45-60min)

250.00
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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. (15min)

350.00
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Introduction to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

This law is not new but it is only coming into effect in parts. On 1 July 2020 a large number of sections were brought into force, and will be binding from 1 July 2021. This Act gives effect to the Constitutional right to privacy. (30-40min)

100.00
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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. (20min)

250.00
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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. (30-60min)

350.00
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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. (20min)

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. (30-60min)

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. (30-60min)

650.00
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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. (60min)

350.00
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The basics of drafting a contract – Part 1

This module can be completed as a follow on to the Plain English (Drafting) module. It addresses basic rules for drafting, particularly in contracts. (30min)

450.00
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The basics of drafting a contract – Part 2

You need to have completed The Basics of Drafting a Contract Part I in order to make the most of The Basics of Drafting a Contract Part II although each module is a complete module itself. This module takes the drafting of a contract even further, using the basic elements to construct a more complex relationship. (30-40min)

650.00
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The basics of drafting a contract – Part 3

You need to have completed The Basics of Drafting a Contract Part I and II in order to make the most of The Basics of Drafting a Contract Part III. 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. (45-60min)

350.00
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Unfair Dismissal

When is a dismissal fair and when is it unfair? This difficult topic is broken down into manageable parts in this module. (20-30min)

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