Paralegals, also known as legal assistants or secretaries, fill an essential role in the South African legal system. Those hoping to enter this fast-growing profession need to have a combination of relevant industry knowledge, specialist technical expertise and administrative ability.
This highly practical 16-week short course equips you with a broad knowledge of South African legislation and gives you a foundation on which to build the knowledge and expertise required for specific paralegal work. This course has been designed for both existing and aspiring paralegal practitioners including legal support staff, legal assistants, personal assistants, legal secretaries and paralegals working in a legal or commercial environment.
||Introduction to South African law
||Sources of South African law
||Classification of South African law
||Introduction to the legal and paralegal profession
||Private law and civil law procedures
||Criminal law and the law of criminal procedure
||Law of evidence
||Courts and alternative dispute resolution
||The Constitution and the impact of HIV/ AIDS on the law
||Legal comparison and perspectives on the law
||Legal language and reading
||Legal writing skills
||Legal argument, logic, interview and oral advocacy skills
||Legal research skills