|Candidates wishing to sit for all professional examinations must register with the Legal Practice Council before the deadline of 24 January. The registration for the second session will open fron 5 June to 6 July 2020.
Information and registration forms can be accessed on the Legal Practice Council website here. Use the drop-down menu to scroll to ‘Examinations’. Please note that the 2021 syllabi will be uploaded once they are available.
|Competency-Based Examinations for Admission as an Attorney
[Legal Practice Act, 2014: Section 26(1)(d), Rules 21.1 and 21.2]
|First session: 17 and 18 March 2021
Second session: 17 and 18 August 2021
|2021 Admission Exam Syllabus
|Competency-Based Examination for Admission as a Conveyancer||First session: 7 and 14 April 2021
Second session: 1 and 8 September 2021
|Conveyancing examination syllabus (2021): Download
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7 April/ 1 September 2021 Paper 1 Statutes and case law applicable to conveyancing
14 April/ 8 September 2021 Paper 2 The practice and procedure of conveyancing. Drafting of deeds, certificates, applications, consents, agreements and other documents.
|Competency-Based Examination for Admission as a Notary||First session: 8 April 2021
Second session: 2 September 2021
|Notarial examination syllabus (2021): Download
LEAD notarial exam prep course here
Register for the examinations
Registration for all the above examinations is with the Legal Practice Council – ensure that you register before the deadline set by the Legal Practice Council:
- Gauteng provincial office: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (012) 338 5829
- Western Cape provincial office: email@example.com Tel: (021) 21 443 6700
- KwaZulu-Natal provincial office: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (033) 345 345 1304
- Free State provincial office: email@example.com Tel: (051) 447 3237
- Eastern Cape provincial office: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (043) 050 1025
- Limpopo provincial office: email@example.com Tel: (015) 590 0389
- North West provincial office: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (018) 011 0093
- Northen Cape provincial office: email@example.com Tel: (053) 050 0508/9
- Mpumalanga provincial office: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (017) 200 2487
Please note: Candidates should report for the examination at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement thereof. Candidates are required to, on the day of the examination, properly identify themselves by providing his/her identity document or passport. NO candidate will be permitted to write any examination if satisfactory proof of identity is not provided.
No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination 30 minutes after the commencement of the examination and no candidate will be permitted to leave the examination venue within 30 minutes of commencement of the examination.
After conclusion of the examination and when handing in the examination book, each candidate must sign the register for the paper written.
Exam paper leaks
The LSSA has set up an independent whistle-blowing line, email and sms facility for reporting any information relating to the leakage of the August 2018 exam papers. If you have any information relating to the leakage, please report this information using the contact details below. All disclosures made will be treated with strict anonymity. The names and contact details of individuals making the disclosures will not be provided to the LSSA or the firm investigating the leakage unless permission has been granted by the caller.
Reports can be made to any of the following channels:
Unique free call 0800 number – 0800 61 12 09 SMS short code – 33490 Toll free facsimile – 0800 212 689
Online reporting – www.whistleblowing.co.za E-mail – email@example.com
Past exam papers
Past exam papers and model answers can be purchased from LEAD: Click here