Debt collection

    Initiate and complete debt collection independently

    More and more institutions rely on paralegals to render support services in the field of law and commerce.  The responsibility that rests on the shoulders of the paralegal or legal assistant has increased significantly over the past few years, creating a need for thorough training.

    This course focuses on the basic legal skills that paralegals need to work with confidence within the field of debt collection.

    It will empower the paralegal to provide support functions in law firms, legal advice offices and other debt collection entities in the commercial sector.  Paralegals will acquire the skills and confidence necessary to initiate and complete a debt collection independently.

    Introduction to civil litigation: There is a 2-hour 'Introduction to civil litigation' course.  It is a prerequisite for those who have no exposure to debt collection or no prior knowledge of civil litigation and procedure (see registration page).

    Recommended: Our general course in legal practice if you have no prior knowledge of legal practice.

    Course content
    • Introduction to debt collection
    • Considerations before issuing a summons
    • The letter of demand
    • The summons
    • The default judgment
    • The execution by attachment and sale of corporeal property
    • The S.65 Financial Enquiry
    • Additional collection actions

    Read more about the course content here.

    Who should attend?
    • Paralegals (legal assistants / legal support staff).

    • Attorneys and candidate attorneys.

    • Those who want to advance to the following roles: debt reviewer, counsellor, collector, recoveries or collections clerk, or collections assistant.

     
    Logistics
    • The course is presented online over 4 hours on 2 mornings, from 08:00–12:00.

    • Lectures can be attended either online or by obtaining recordings. Recordings can be viewed at any time of the day.

    • The presentation is accompanied by a comprehensive reference manual.

    • The material is presented in an interactive format.  Paralegals (legal assistants) need to complete an evaluation to qualify to receive a certificate.  Attorneys and candidate attorneys do not have to complete the evaluation.

    Our promise
    • You’ll be able to perform legal functions and assistance to a legal practitioner in debt collection.

    • Have an understanding of the law and civil procedures relevant to debt collection within the South African legal framework.

    • Understand and utilise the various methods and processes of a debt collection practice.

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    Fill out this form to download your FREE copy of our template pack for the application to be admitted as legal practitioner.

    The template pack includes:

    • A checklist for the application for admission in terms of the Legal Practice Act
    • A list of requisite annexures
    • A template for the notice of motion
    • A template for the founding affidavit
    • A template for the supporting affidavit