Professional Examinations

Candidates wishing to sit for all professional examinations must register with the Legal Practice Council before the deadline of 4 February 2022. The registration for the second session will open from 6 June to 8 July 2022.
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 2022 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: 15 and 16 March 2022

Second session: 16 and 17 August 2022

2022 Admission Exam Syllabus

Papers:
15 March/ 16 August 2022 (09:00 – 12:15) 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
15 March/ 16 August 2022 (14:00 -16:15) Paper 2 The practice and procedure relating to the winding up and distribution of estates of deceased persons
16 March/ 17 August 2022 (09:00 – 11:15) Paper 3 The practice, functions and duties of an attorney, including the ethical duties of an attorney
16 March/ 17 August 2022 (14:00 – 16:15) Paper 4 Attorneys’ bookkeeping

Click here to view previous Competency-Based Examination paper.

Click here to view previous Competency-Based Examination memoranda papers.

Competency-Based Examination for Admission as a Conveyancer First session: 6 and 13 April 2022

Second session: 7 and 14 September 2022

Conveyancing examination syllabus (2022): Download

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Papers:

6 April/ 7 September 2022  Paper 1 Statutes and case law applicable to conveyancing

13 April/ 14 September 2022 Paper 2 The practice and procedure of conveyancing. Drafting of deeds, certificates, applications, consents, agreements and other documents.

Click here to view previous Conveyancing Admission Examination papers.

Click here to view previous Conveyancing Admission Examination memoranda papers.

Competency-Based Examination for Admission as a Notary First session: 7 April 2022

Second session: 8 September 2022

Notarial examination syllabus (2022): Download
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Click here to view previous Notary Admission Examination papers.

Click here to view previous Notary Admission Examination memoranda papers.

Competency-Based Examination for Advocates’ Admission Examination First session: 6, 7 and 13 April 2022

Second session: 7, 8 and 14 September 2022

Papers:

6 April/7 September 2022 – Paper 1 and Paper 2

7 April/8 September 2022 – Paper 3 and Paper 4

13 April/14 September 2022 – Paper 5

Click here to view previous Advocates Admission Examination Memoranda papers

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:

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 and model answers are available for free from  LEAD: Click here

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