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Advocate Pupillage 2021 (AP2021)

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Course Details

Course Fee: R15 000.00 for full course

Head Lecturer: Adv HC Jansen van Rensburg SC

Hours: 9h00 - 15h00 (Contact sessions)

Other methods of lecturing: Online content

Methods of assessment: As prescribed by the Legal Practice Council of South Africa

The course consist of various new modules are as prescribed by the Legal Practice Council.

See the Individual Legal Training Courses below for the modules of the pupillage program:

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Advanced Legal Training Courses

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Course Details (Available January 2021)

Course Fee: R 7 500.00 per course

Head Lecturer: Adv HC Jansen van Rensburg SC

Hours: 9h00 - 15h00 (Contact sessions)

Other methods of lecturing: Online content

Methods of assessment: As prescribed by the Legal Practice Council of South Africa

The courses consist of various new modules are as prescribed by the Legal Practice Council.

The following advanced legal training courses are available:

  • ADVANCED DRAFTING COURSE (ADC)

  •     Modules
    • DRAFTING PLEADINGS (ADCDP) - Lectures, online content and formal assessments.
    • DRAFTING SKILLS (ADCDS) - Lectures, online content and formal assessments.
  • ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY (ATA)

                Modules

  •         PART ONE (ATAS1) - Fact analysis.
  •         PART TWO (ATAS2) - Trial theory.
  •         PART THREE (ATAS3) - Moot court.
  •         PART FOUR (ATAS4) - Moot court (cross-examination).
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Individual Legal Training Courses

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Course Details

Course Fee: R 3 500.00 per course

Head Lecturer: Adv HC Jansen van Rensburg SC

Hours: 9h00 - 15h00 (Contact sessions)

Other methods of lecturing: Online content

Methods of assessment: As prescribed by the Legal Practice Council of South Africa

The course content of the modules are as prescribed by the Legal Practice Council.

The following individual course modules for the advocate pupillage course program are available:

>>  TAKING INSTRUCTIONS & OBTAINING A MANDATE (TIOM)

(Reg 4(1)(a))

FICA & CPA compliance, consultations, fees & disbursements.

 

--  Modules

 

o    FICA & CPA (TIOMFC) - FICA & CPA compliance.

o    FEES & DISBURSEMENTS (TIOMFD) - Explanation why a client is entitled to an estimate of fees and disbursements.

o    CONSULTATIONS (TIOMC) - How to prepare and conduct consultations.

o    DOCUMENTATION (TIOMD) - How to obtain the relevant documentation.

o    LETTERS (TIOML) - When and how to write letters.

o    RESEARCH (TIOMR) - An introduction on how to carry out legal research.

 

>>  PLAIN LANGUAGE WRITING & ANALYTICAL THINKING (PLWAT)

(Reg 4(1)(b))

A sensitive assessment of English language competency needs to be done.

 

--  Modules

 

o    PLAIN LEGAL WRITING (PLWATPLW) - What is plain language writing: why plain language is relevant to lawyers: and, how to achieve writing in plain language.

o    WRITING SKILLS (PLWATWS) - A short course on writing skills to cover grammar, syntax, sentence construction, o    punctuation and vocabulary.

o    COMPREHENSION SKILLS (PLWATCS) - Assistance with comprehension skills.

o    COMPULSORY READING (PLWATCR) - All candidates are required to read at least one book, of their own choice, per month throughout the period of the PVT contract.

o    PROBLEM SOLVING (PLWATPS) - Explanation of how to analyse a legal problem.

 

>>  DRAFTING LEGAL DOCUMENTS - PLEADINGS & MOTIONS (DLDPM) (Reg 4(1)(c))

Legal Writing and Drafting.

 

--  Modules

           

o    MANAGING FACT (DLDPMMF) - Managing facts in the drafting of legal documents.

o    ANALYSING FACT (DLDPMAF) - Developing an understanding of what to do after gathering of the facts

o    CASE THEORY (DLDPMCT) - Working the case concept.

o    CAUSE OF ACTION (DLDPMCOA) - Working ou the cause of action or defence.

o    PROCEDURE SELECTION (DLDPMAF) - Deciding on action or application procedure.

o    DRAFTING PLEADINGS (DLDPMDP) - Drafting of pleadings.

o    DRAFTING NOTICE OF MOTION & AFFIDAVITS (DLDPMDNOMA) - Drafting of notice of motion and three sets of affidavits.

o    ANALYSING FACT (DLDPMAF) - Developing an understanding of what to do after gathering of the facts

 

>>  ETHICS FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS (ELP)

(Reg 4(1)(d))

Professional Conduct and Legal Ethics of Advocates.

 

--  Modules

           

o    UNIVERSAL ETHICAL PRINCIPLES (ELPUEP) - The seven universal ethical principles.

o    LEGAL PRACTICE CODE OF CONDUCT (ELPLPCC) - 29 March 2019.

 

>>  CIVIL PROCEDURE & TRIAL ADVOCACY (HIGH COURT PRACTICE) (CPTAHC)

(Reg 4(1)(e))

Advocacy skills, including trial & motion court proceedings & attendance of court proceedings.

 

--  Modules

           

o    CONTINGENCY LITIGATION (CPTACLHC) - Contingency litigation and how to decide whether to take a matter on contingency.

o    CASE MANAGEMENT (CPTACMHC) - Case management and how to apply in practice and in court proceedings.

o    CERTIFICATION (CPTACHC) - Understanding trial certification.

o    CASE MANAGEMENT (CPTACMHC) - Case management and how to apply in practice and in court proceedings.

o    TRIAL PREPARATION (CPTATPHC) - Settling of trial at any stage.

o    DISCOVERY (CPTADHC) - Discovery of documents, recordings etcetera.

o    ATTENDANCE OF PRE-TRIAL & CASE CONFERENCES (CPTAAPTCCHC) - Understanding the purpose of pre-trials and case conferences.

o    TRIAL PROCEDURE (CPTATPHC) - Explanation of trial procedure.

o    HEADS OF ARGUMENT (CPTAHOAHC) - Explanation of heads of argument lay-out.

 

 

>>  CIVIL PROCEDURE & TRIAL ADVOCACY (MAGISTRATE'S COURT PRACTICE) (CPTAMC)

(Reg 4(1)(e))

Civil Procedure.

 

--  Modules

 

o    CONTINGENCY LITIGATION (CPTACLMC) - Contingency litigation and how to decide whether to take a matter on contingency.

o    CASE MANAGEMENT (CPTACMMC) - Case management and how to apply in practice and in court proceedings.

o    CERTIFICATION (CPTACMC) - Understanding trial certification.

o    CASE MANAGEMENT (CPTACMMC) - Case management and how to apply in practice and in court proceedings.

o    TRIAL PREPARATION (CPTATPMC) - Settling of trial at any stage.

o    DISCOVERY (CPTADMC) - Discovery of documents, recordings etcetera.

o    ATTENDANCE OF PRE-TRIAL & CASE CONFERENCES (CPTAAPTCCMC) - Understanding the purpose of pre-trials and case conferences.

o    TRIAL PROCEDURE (CPTATPMC) - Explanation of trial procedure.

o    HEADS OF ARGUMENT (CPTAHOAMC) - Explanation of heads of argument lay-out.

 

 

>>  CRIMINAL COURT PRACTICE & TRIAL ADVOCACY (CCPTA)

(Reg 4(1)(f))

Criminal Procedure.

 

--  Modules

           

o    CHARGE SHEET & DOCKET ANALYSIS (CCPTACSDA) - Analysing the charge sheet & docket.

o    INSTRUCTIONS & CLIENT VERSION (CCPTAICV) - Obtaining instructions and the client's version of events.

o    WITNESS STATEMENTS (CCPTAWS) - Obtaining witness statements.

o    PLEA BARGAINING (CCPTAPB) - How to do plea bargaining.

o    BAIL APPLICATIONS (CCPTABA) - How to do bail applications.

o    PLEADINGS (CCPTAP) - How to do effective pleadings.

o    TRIAL & PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE (CCPTATPT) - Trial & pre-trial conference attendance.

o    WITNESS CROSS-EXAMINATION (CCPTAWCE) - Cross-examination of witnesses.

o    VERSION PRESENTATION TO STATE WITNESS (CCPTAVPSW) - presenting your client's version to a state witness.

o    EVIDENCE IN CHIEF (CCPTAEIC) - Leading evidence in chief

o    PRESENTING ARGUMENT (CCPTAPA) - How to present argument.

o    PRESENTING SENTENCING OPTIONS (CCPTAPSO) - Presenting sentencing options in mitigation.

 

>>  INSOLVENCY PRACTICE (IP)

(Reg 4(1)(g))

Liquidation, sequestration, rehabilitation and business rescue.

 

--  Modules

           

o    LIQUIDATION & SEQUESTRATION (IPLQ) - Understand the effect of  a sequestration of a person's estate and the  effect of the winding up of a juristic person.

o    REHABILITATION (IPR) - Rehabilitation of an insolvent estate.

o    BUSINESS RESCUE (IPBR) - Overview of business rescue.

 

>>  DRAFTING OF CONTRACTS (DC)

(Reg 4(1)(h))

General techniques in drafting commercial contracts.

 

--  Modules

           

o    OBTAINING INSTRUCTIONS (DCOI) - Receiving instruction for drafting a contract.

o    CONTRACT STRUCTURE & PROVISIONS (DCCSP) - The structure for drafting a contract and the provisions in a contract.

 

>>  MATRIMONIAL MATTERS & DIVORCE (MMD)

(Reg 4(1)(i))

Advice on marriage and its consequences.

 

--  Modules

           

o    MARRIAGE & CONSEQUENCES (MMDMC) - Advice on marriage and its consequences.

o    DIVORCE & CONSEQUENCES (MMDDC) - Divorce and its consequences.

o    RULE 43 APPLICATIONS (MMDR43A) - Drafting Rule 43 applications.

o    MATRIMONIAL DISPUTES (MMDMD) - How to settle matrimonial disputes.

o    CHILDREN RIGHTS (MMDCR) - Advice on rights and duties concerning children in a marriage.

o    SPOUSE & CHILDREN MAINTENANCE (MMDSCM) - Maintenance of children and, if applicable, former spouses.

 

>>  DELICTUAL CLAIMS INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS (DCIPIC)

(Reg 4(1)(j))

Advice on marriage and its consequences.

 

--  Modules

           

o    FACTUAL ANALYSES & ACTION (DCIPICFA) - How to gather & analyse the facts before deciding on a cause of action.

o    PARTICULARS OF CLAIM (DCIPICPOC) - How to draft the cause of action (particulars of claim).

o    QUANTUM (DCIPICQ) - How to assess quantum.

o    PRACTICE DIRECTIVES (DCIPICPD) - Candidates must be familiar with the Uniform Rules of Court and practice directives relating to these claims.

o    RAF & MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS (DCIPICRAFMNC) - Case studies on RAF claims and medical negligence claims.

o    EXPERT WITNESS & CASE MANAGEMENT (DCIPICEWCM) - How and when to engage an expert and the case management of experts before the matter is allocated a trial date (case management process).

 

>>  LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ACCOUNTS MANAGEMENT (LPAM)

(Reg 4(1)(k))

For pupils intending to be admitted as advocates referred to in section 34(2)(b) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014.

 

--  Modules

 

o    SECTION 1.1 (LPAM1.1) - Accounting software.

o    SECTION 1.2 (LPAM1.2) - Trust funds and trust accounts.

o    SECTION 1.3 (LPAM1.3) - Thorough knowledge of Sections 86 to 91 of the Legal Practice Act.

o    SECTION 1.4 (LPAM1.4) - The rules and requirements of the Fidelity Fund.

o    SECTION 1.4 (LPAM1.4) - Applying for Fidelity Fund Certificate.

o    SECTION 2 (LPAM2) - Management of practice and personal finances.

o    SECTION 3 (LPAM3) - Introduction to Legal Practice Management.

 

>>  LABOUR DISPUTE RESOLUTION (LDR)

(Reg 4(1)(l))

Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

--  Modules

 

o    INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FRAMEWORK (LDRIRF) - Industrial Relations Framework.

o    EMPLOYEE IDENTIFICATION (LDREI) - Permanent or temporary employees.

o    DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AND HEARINGS (LDRDHP) - Disciplinary proceedings and hearings of employees

o    DISMISSALS (LDRD) - Dismissals of employees.

o    COLLECTIVE BARGAINING & FORUMS (LDRCBF) - Bargaining Agents, Forums and Collective Bargaining.

o    DISPUTE RESOLUTION (LDRDR) - Dispute resolution.

o    STATUTES - Application of different statutes.

 

>>   ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)

(Reg 4(1)(m))

Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

--  Modules

 

o    CONFLICT (ADRC) - Defining and understanding conflict.

o    NEGOTIATION (ADRN) - Negotiation.

o    MEDIATION (ADRM) - Mediation.

o    NEGOTIATION (ADRA) - Arbitration.

 

>>  WILLS & ESTATES (WE)

(Reg 4(1)(n))

Wills & Estates.

 

--  Modules

 

o    WILLS (WEW) - Drafting and understanding wills.

o    ESTATES (WEE) - Administration of estates.

o    SUCCESSION (WES) - Administration of estates.

o    WILLS STATUTES (ADRWS) - Mediation.

o    ESTATE STATUTES (ADES) - Arbitration.

 

 

>>  INTRODUCTION TO E- COMMERCE AND APPLICATION OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS ACT 25 OF 2002, INCLUDING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES (IECECTAES)

(Reg 4(1)(o))

Introduction to E- Commerce and application of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002.

 

--  Modules

 

o    ECTA (IECECTAESE) - A discussion on the content of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002.

o    ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE (IECECTAESES) - What is an electronic signature and how to deal with these signatures in practice

o    INTERNET & CLOUD TECHNOLOGY (IECECTAESICT) - The effect on business and legal practice of the internet and cloud technology.

o    BLOCK CHAIN & SMART CONTRACTS (IECECTAESBCSC) - An introduction to Block Chain

 

>>  BASIC BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS (BBT)

(Reg 4(1)(p))

Basic business transactions.

 

--  Modules

 

o    BUSINESS SALES (BBTBS)

o    SHARES SALES (BBTSS)

o    LEASE OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY(BBTLIP)  

o    INDEPENDENT EMPLOYMENT (BBTIE)

o    CONTRACTOR (BBTC)

o    PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (BBTPA)

o    JOINT VENTURE (BBTJV)

o    SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT (BBTSLA)

 

>>  BUSINESS RESCUE (BR)

(Reg 4(1)(q))

Business rescue for financially distressed companies.

 

--  Modules

 

o    DEFINITIONS & PURPOSE (BRDP) - Definition & purpose of business rescue.

o    APPLICATION (BRA) - How an affected person may apply for business rescue.

o    PROPERTY (BRP) - Disposing of property under business rescue.

o    CREDITORS (BRC) - Disposing of property under business rescue.

o    BUSINESS RESCUE REQUIREMENTS (BRR) - Requirements of a business rescue plan

o    BUSINESS RESCUE PLAN (BRP) - Implementing a business plan and the consequences for failure to implement the plan.

 

>>  CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (CL)

(Reg 4(1)(r))

Constitutional Law & Customary Law.

 

--  Modules

 

o    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW INTRODUCTION (CLCONLI) - Introduction to Constitutional law and Customary law.

o    CUSTOMARY LAW (CLCUSLI) - Customary law in the context of the Constitution, 1996 (Online).

 

>>  LEGAL TECHNOLOGY - ONLINE (LTO)

(Reg 4(1)(s))

The impact of technology on legal practice.

 

--  Modules

 

o    TECHNOLOGY IMPACT (LTTI) - The impact of technology on legal practice.

o    PRACTICE TECHNOLOGY (LTPT) - How technology has changed the way clients, or consumers, access legal services.

 

>>  INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICE MANAGEMENT - ONLINE (IPMO)

(Reg 4(1)(t))

Legal practitioners starting their own practice.

 

o   MANAGEMENT (IPMOMAN)

o   ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (IPMOOB)

o   BUSINESS PLAN (IPMOBP)

o   MARKETING (IPMOMAR)

o   FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (IPMOFM)

o   ADMINISTRATION (IPMOA)

o   RISK MANAGEMENT (IPMORM)

o   PERSONAL MANAGEMENT (IPMOPM)

o   STARTING A PRACTICE (IPMOSP)

o   THE LEGAL PRACTITIONER AND INSURANCE (IPMOLPI)

 

 

>>  INTRODUCTION TO CYBER LAW - ONLINE (ICLO)

(Reg 4(1)(u))

Information and Communication Technology for Practice, and Associated Aspects of Cyber Law.

     

--  Modules

 

o    AWARENESS OF CYBER ATTACKS (ICLACA)

o    PROTECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY (ICLPRMS)

o    DATA RESPONSE PLAN (ICLDRP)

o    RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONAL/COMMERCIAL INFORMATION (ICLRPCI)

o    SPECIFIC CYBER SECURITY TIPS (ICLSCST)

 

>>  CUSTOMARY LAW - ONLINE (CLO)

(Reg 4(1)(v))

Customary law in the context of the Constitution, 1996.

     

--  Modules

 

o    CUSTOMARY LAW MARRIAGE (ICLOCLM)

o    TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP (ICLOTL)

o    LANGUAGE & CULTURE (ICLODRP)

o    BHE DECISION (ICLOBD)

 

>>  NUMERACY SKILLS TRAINING (NST)

(Reg 4(1)(w))

The numerical system.

     

--  Modules

 

o    BASIC SYMBOLS (NSTBS)

o    CALCULATORS (NSTC)

o    SUBSTITUTION INTO FORMULAE (NSTSIF)

o    FRACTIONS, DECIMALS & PERCENTAGES (NSTFDP)

o    VAT (NSTVAT)

o    SIMPLE & COMPOUND INTEREST (NSTSCI)

o    RATIOS (NSTR)

o    PROPORTIONAL ALLOCATION (NSTPA)

o    APPORTIONMENT OF DAMAGES (NSTAD)

 

>>  LEGAL COSTS (LC)

(Reg 4(1)(x))

Legal Costs in legal practice.

     

--  Modules

 

o    CONCEPT OF LEGAL COSTS (LCCLC)

o    COST ESTIMATION (NSTCE)

o    FEES & DISBURSEMENTS (NSTSIF)

o    MANDATES (NSTFDP)

o    CONTINGENCY FEES (NSTVAT)

o    RETAINERS (NSTSCI)

o    AGREED FEES (NSTR)

o    ETHICS IN COSTS (NSTEC)

o    ACCOUNTING RECORDS (NSTAR)

o    FAILURE TO RENDER ACCOUNTS (NSTFRA)

o    COST ORDERS (NSTCO)

o    SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS (LCSA)

o    PAYMENTS INTO COURT ORDERS & TENDERS (NSTPCOT)

o    COST CONSULTANTS (NSTCC)

o    REVIEW OF TAXATION (NSTRT)

 

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