|Candidates wishing to sit for all professional examinations must register with the Legal Practice Council before the deadline of 3 February 2023. The registration for the second session will open from 5 June to 7 July 2023.
Information and registration forms can be accessed on the Legal Practice Council website here. Use the drop-down menu to scroll to ‘Examinations’. Click here for the Competency-Based Examination for Admission as an Attorney Syllabus 2023.
The examinations will be conducted in respect of:
|Competency-Based Examinations for Admission as an Attorney
[Legal Practice Act, 2014: Section 26(1)(d), Rules 21.1 and 21.2]
|First session: 15 and 16 March 2023
Second session: 23 and 24 August 2023
15 March/23 August 2023 Paper 1 – The practice and procedure in the High Court and in courts established under the Magistrates’ Court Act, 1944, motor vehicle accident claims, criminal procedure.
|Competency-Based Examination for Admission as a Conveyancer||First session: 19 and 12 April 2023
Second session: 13 and 6 September 2023
19 April/13 September 2023 Paper 1 Statutes and case law applicable to conveyancing.
12 April/6 September 2023 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: 13 April 2023
Second session: 7 September 2022
|Notarial examination syllabus (2022): Download
LEAD notarial exam prep course here
Click here to view previous Notary Admission Examination papers.
|Competency-Based Examination for Advocates’ Admission Examination||First session: 12, 13 and 19 April 2023
Second session: 6, 7 and 13 September 2023
12 April/6 September 2023 – Paper 1 and Paper 2
13 April/7 September 2023 – Paper 3 and Paper 4
19 April/13 September 2023 – Paper 5
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.
Past exam papers
Past exam papers are available for free from LEAD: Click here
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