Diploma Courses

Here’s what a number of successful candidates have written about our courses:

“Just a short letter to express my sentiments, which come from the heart, regarding the School and the lecturers. I want to thank you very much for presenting such a wonderful course. I truly enjoyed every moment thereof.

It has been wonderful in rounding off my knowledge, particularly in the fields of Income Tax Law and Labour Law. For those entering any legal situation in a work environment, this course is a good springboard to widening their knowledge further, whether it is in Civil Litigation, Debt Collecting, Wills and Estates, Business Law, Conveyancing Practice or Criminal Law.

I found all the lecturers eager and enthusiastic to impart their knowledge and experience to the students. As practitioners in their chosen fields of work, they certainly have much to share (including some very humorous anecdotes). They are all very approachable, even to the point of being reached outside of lectures to answer any questions which students may have.

It is a course of great value! Well done! May you go from strength to strength!”

Wendy Forsyth, Bloch Gross & Associates Inc, Pretoria

“In a dynamic environment, secretaries and personal assistants need guidance and stability. This is achieved by having a clear vision for both your personal and your professional life. It was with a vision of empowering myself in the legal environment that I enrolled for the Senior Paralegal Diploma Course.

I am currently employed in the banking industry and it is with great confidence that I can say that I have benefited a great deal from the course material and lectures.

The lecturers are not only dynamic but also have a very wide knowledge of their respective subjects. Without exception, they impressed me as being passionate about law in general, but also about the subjects in which they specialise.

This course is an exceptional opportunity to gain useful and much needed knowledge if you are working in the legal environment.”

RENEé PIENAAR, Rand Merchant Bank, Randburg

“I was pleasantly surprised to find the South African School of Paralegal Studies (Pretoria) an invaluable learning experience. Because I am employed within the Banking Sector, the theoretical side of Civil Litigation, Debt Collecting, Business Law, etc. was exactly what I needed to complement my vast practical experience.

My company was impressed with the results and the fact that their investment in my future was of sound value. This course will be included in the funding resources for the first time. A challenging, interactive course for the studious go-getter and highly recommended.”

WENDY HOWARD, Standard Bank, Pretoria

“Paralegal, a new concept for me, and most probably for others as well. A new avenue for employment in South Africa!

The School and its staff, with their helpfulness, and the lecturers with their knowledge and passion for their profession, are a winning combination. They all command one’s respect and admiration.

Classes are presented professionally without being impersonal and one is allowed to participate, which makes it more than worthwhile to attend the entire course.

I thank God for granting me this wonderful opportunity to study at a competent educational institution!”

MINET SCHROEDER, Private student, Hartbeeshoek

“Dear Sir

Senior Citizens can also still study at the age of 65!

Thank you for your interesting and informative Senior Paralegal Diploma Course. As a former practising attorney, who left the profession 27 years ago, and who now wants to “update” and “refresh” my practical skills in the field of Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Wills & Estates, Property Law and Conveyancing, Debt Collecting and Business Law, I enrolled for your Senior Paralegal Diploma Course. As you may know, there are also exciting new developments about to take place, with the soon to be promulgated Legal Practice Bill.

I found the presentation of your study notes for each subject excellent and very practical. They have helped me to “catch up” with present-day developments and changes and have assisted me in “refreshing” my “rusty” knowledge tremendously.

All the subjects were presented by your knowledgeable and highly qualified lecturers in a most helpful and friendly way, in a top class lecture venue.

I would not hesitate to recommend your Senior Paralegal Diploma Course, to anyone who wishes to refresh and bring up to date his practical legal knowledge, in the above mentioned subjects.

Your course will undoubtedly be most beneficial and informative to beginners who wish to start their career in the field of law.

Thank you sincerely for having “opened my mind” again.

Yours faithfully

JOHN LANDMAN, Businessman, Johannesburg

“Ek het in 2001 vir die Senior Paralegal Diploma Kursus by die South African School of Paralegal Studies (Pretoria) geregistreer om my kennis van die regte te verbreed sodat ek my LLB-graad in die komende jaar kan begin.

Ek het vir drie vakke per kwartaal ingeskryf en het dit van die begin af bruikbaar gevind. Die vakke word op ‘n maklik verstaanbare wyse aangebied, en is deeglik uiteengesit in netjiese notaboeke, wat ook weer nageslaan kan word vir toekomstige gebruik.

Ek werk tans as sekretaresse by ‘n prokureursfirma, met geen vorige kennis van die regswetenskap nie. Ek het die vakke dus baie bruikbaar in die praktyk gevind. Ek beveel dit aan vir elkeen wat van plan is om as ‘n klerk of sekretaresse by ‘n prokureursfirma te gaan werk Hierdie kursus kan net ‘n plus wees om jou van die nodige agtergrond te voorsien.

Verder kan ek die kursus aanbeveel vir persone wat graag meer van die reg wil weet – veral “Property Law & Conveyancing” en “Wills & Estates”, wat elkeen tog een of ander tyd mee te doen gaan kry.

Ek het die kursus baie geniet. Dit het tot my voordeel gestrek.”

Michelle Muller, Privaat Student, Pretoria

Corporate Training Seminars

“I would like to extend our gratitude to the South African School of Paralegal Studies (Pretoria) for the above seminar. The results from the exam have given us clarity on what the development areas are for our staff.

In consideration of the business we are in, this course has provided much clarity, understanding and given our staff more confidence to handle matters. It is seen as a learning curve because most of the staff were not in the legal field, yet they required this knowledge to assist them in their daily work and to provide better customer service.

The feedback from the staff is positive and encouraging. They are looking forward to the next seminar in 2002. Those students who did not pass certain courses are also keen to re-write. This shows great initiative.”

Malini Moodley

Manager: Recoveries Department
Stannic Credit Control & Legal
Braamfontein, Johannesburg