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THE SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL OF PARALEGAL STUDIES (SASPS)
1. SASPS = Leader in Paralegal Training in SA
- In business since 1992
- Represented throughout SA by franchise system
- Setting and up-holding the standards.
2. SASPS = Specializing in Core Areas of the Law
- Six legal subjects
- Proven to be in demand by corporations + law firms.
3. SASPS = Training Provider for Employees of Who’s Who of
- Big business corporations
- Law firms
- State Departments
4. SASPS = Perfect Administration
- Any enquiry dealt with in one week (except during school holidays)
- Examinations for all subjects 2 x year.
5. SASPS = Offering Flexibility in Learning
- Face-to-Face Learning at various venues throughout South Africa
- Distance Learning with a unique system in South Africa
Definition of Paralegals
Paralegals or Legal Assistants
are people who are able to work in a legal environment. Paralegals have a sound basic knowledge of the legal principles relevant to the field in which they are working and as a result are able to work independently to perform legal tasks. Although not qualified to represent clients, Paralegals perform various important legal tasks and other administrative duties in the office. In an attorney’s practice, for example, the Paralegal relieves the workload of the attorney by performing much of the routine legal work or research.
Career Opportunities for Paralegals
Apart from the obvious position of working as a legal assistant in a legal practice, numerous employment opportunities exist for Paralegals. A perusal of the career section of the local newspaper will frequently show that the market place is looking for the services of Paralegals in many areas.
The skills of a Paralegal will be an asset in any legal environment, both in the public and private sector:
- Legal practitioners + Law firms
- Community centres + Advice offices
- Banks + Mortgage Originators
- Insurance Companies
- Courts + Mediation institutions
- Estate Agents + Developers
- Civil Service Departments
- Debt Collectors
- Corporate business.
Our Mission & Our Goals
The South African School of Paralegal Studies was established in 1992 to reach the broader South African community to play a vital role in the South African legal system by providing specialized paralegal training.
More specifically, The South African School of Paralegal Studies provides legal training for support staff of professional practices, financial institutions, corporations and those wanting to embark upon a legal career. By doing so, The South African School of Paralegal Studies also provides access to the law for those who would otherwise be unable to improve their legal skills and knowledge, thus actively promoting the notion of lifelong learning.
The South African School of Paralegal Studies encourages learning as an ongoing, lifelong experience. The paralegal training should guide learners in their every day pursuit and experiences in a wider social context.
We have already trained staff from:
LAW FIRMS & AUDITORS
Guthrie & Rushton, Werksmans, A. Batchelor & Associates, Spencer Pitman, Pincus Matz Attorneys, Milton de la Harpe, Rileys Incorporated, Dykes van Heerden Attorneys, S. Hamdulay Attorneys, Tinkler Attorneys, De Waal Boshof Attorneys, Chennels Albertyn, Adams & Adams; A. Silberstein & Associates; Balsillie Watermeyer & Cawood; BDO Spencer Stuart; Bernadt Vukic Potash Getz; Bisset Boehmke & McBlain, Bowman Gilfillan; Butler Blanckenberg; CA Friedlander; Cliffe Dekker Fuller Moore Inc.; Deloitte & Touch; Ernst & Young; Fairbridge Aderne & Lawton; Findlay & Tait; Hofmeyer Herbstein Gihwala & Cluver; Gelb, Simon & Shapiro; Greenwoods; Herold Gie & Broadhead; Ince Wood & Raubenheimer; Jan S de Villiers & Son; Laubscher & Hattingh; Lex Help; Mallinicks; Mark Willies Attorneys; Miller Gruss Katz & Traub; Marais Muller; Nathan Sonnenberg Hoffman & Galombik; Pincus Matz Marquard Hugo-Hamann; Pohl & Stuhlinger; Professional Tax Services; Scot, Shapiro & Sonnenberg Inc.; Silberbauers; Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes; Smuts Kemp & Smal; Thompson Smithers Inc.; Walker Malherbe,
BANKS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
ABSA Bank; Bay Trust; First National Bank; Investec Bank; Land & Agricultural Bank of SA; Momentum; Nedcor; NBS Bank; Old Mutual; Protea Assurance; Protea Finance; Sanlam; Seardel Investment Corp.; Standard Bank; Stannic; Syfrets; Synergy Insurance Brokers.
COMPANIES & PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS
Accountants@Law, Creditworx, Saartjie Baartman Legal Advise Centre, AMC Classic; Black Sash Advice Office; BP British Petrolium; Cadbury SA; Cape Plastics; Catholic Welfare & Development; CG Smith Sugar Ltd.; Chevron SA; Constantiaberg Mediclinic; Claremart Auctions; Engen; Gray Security Services; Irving & Johnson; Key Recruitment Group; Legal Wise; Logans Sportsmans Warehouse; Makro; Manprop Realtors; M-Kem; Mortgage SA; N1 City Hospital; National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers; National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa; Oceana; Pam Golding Properties; Permprop; Pick ‘n Pay; Plessey Projects; Princess Alice Hospital; Rawson Properties; Rex Trueform Clothing; Truworths; Seeff Properties; Shell SA; Steer & Co.; Stellenbosch Farmers Winery; V&A Waterfront (PTY) Ltd.; Woolworth; Virgin Active;
STATAL & PARASTATAL ORGANISATIONS
Office of the Chief Justice, Legal Aid Board, Advocates Chambers; Airport Company; Building Industrial Council; Cape Consumers; Cape Technikon; Chas Everitt; City of Cape Town; Department of Health; Department of Defence; Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism; Department of Justice; Department of Land Affairs; Department of Public Works; Department of Transport; Escom; Land Claims Commission; Parliament (ANC Caucus); SA Navy; SA Police; SA Rugby; South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority; South Peninsula Administration; Spoornet; Telkom; The State Attorney; Transnet Housing; UCT Legal Aid Clinic; Transnet; University of Stellenbosch; Western Cape Education Department; Western Cape Regional Services Council.
Dr Danie Van Zyl is a practising attorney who specializes in Criminal Law and Family Law.
He is principal of the South African School of Paralegal Studies.
He lectures from time to time at LEAD-Law society of the Northern Provinces.
He holds the following degrees: BA; BA(hons); BD; MA; B.Proc; LLM; DD and an Advanced certificate in Business Rescue practice.
He was admitted as attorney in 1998 by the High Court. Training people in the legal field is his passion.