The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) offers various accredited IIE qualifications for students who wish to study through distance/online, full-time or blended learning. IIE Degrees, Diplomas, Higher Certificates and Postgraduate studies are designed to make students career-ready, in line with industry standards and expectations.
Knowledge meets Justice.
The dynamic and diverse legal programmes, designed to empower the legal minds of tomorrow. Whether you aspire to be a legal secretary, attorney, or a clerk in the court of justice, our faculty is dedicated to shaping the legal professionals of the future. Join us on a journey where the pursuit of justice and the mastery of law converge.
If you're passionate about the complex and fascinating world of law and wish to pursue a fulfilling career in the legal industry, the IIE Higher Certificate in Legal Studies is the perfect choice for you to succeed in South African law. This IIE qualification is skilfully crafted to provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge required to navigate through the dynamic and multifaceted realm of law. The higher certificate is designed to equip students with a broad range of foundational legal skills, including communication, various aspects of South African law, and legal office management. However, it's important to note that the content of this Higher Certificate is not limited to individuals with an interest in the law.
Qualifications in the Commerce faculty
Embark on a rewarding legal career with our Higher Certificate in Legal Studies program at the IIE Faculty of Law. This program opens doors to diverse career opportunities in the legal field, equipping you with foundational knowledge and practical skills. Whether your goal is to become a legal secretary, paralegal, or explore other entry-level legal roles, our Higher Certificate program provides a solid start. Additionally, our focus on legal tech and innovation prepares you for the evolving landscape of the legal industry, where your potential knows no bounds."
Legal secretaries provide administrative support to lawyers and legal professionals. They assist with drafting legal documents, managing schedules, and maintaining legal files.
General Law-office Assistant
General law-office assistants perform a variety of tasks to keep a law office running smoothly. This includes managing paperwork, answering phones, and assisting with client inquiries.
Clerk in Government Offices
Clerks in government offices handle administrative duties, such as record-keeping, data entry, and document management, to support the functioning of government agencies.
Clerk in Private-sector Offices
Clerks in private-sector offices perform similar administrative tasks as their government counterparts but work in corporate or private legal firms.
Attorney's assistants directly support lawyers in their day-to-day tasks. They help with legal research, document preparation, and client communication.