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Our practical in-person legal training workshops

You can read more about our different approaches to legal training. We work to make the law accessible, empowering and helpful

On this page we set out all the practical legal training workshops we provide on particular topics in our focus areas. We host both public and private in-house legal training on a variety of important legal topics, with the aim of making the law accessible, empowering and helpful.

We’ve had rave reviews from our attendees and hope to add your recommendation to the ones below.

Just perfect!
Journalist, Large media group
Concise, informative and well-presented.
Editor, National publication
The facilitator was engaging, knowledgeable and informed. Thank you.
Marketing manager, Media broadcaster
Attending the seminar really helped me to identify the start to complying with POPI. Thanks for a really helpful session, much appreciated!
Entrepenuer, Online business
It was interesting to hear from other attendees at the workshop,
Actuarial assitant, Financial advisory firm
It was very useful to have POPI explained in simple terms.
HR professional, Leading alcohol distributor
We will be implementing POPI compliance projects straight away – the workshop was perfect!
Information and records manager, Multi-national pharmaceutical company
“I thought the seminar was very interesting and the information was presented very well by John Giles.”
CEO, Technology based services
“The presentation and training content was extremely helpful. Assisted in laying a good foundation for POPI implementation”

Legal and Compliance Officer, Major Insurance Company

Book to attend a practical in-person workshop

Complete our Workshop Registration Form to book to attend the practical legal training detailed below. Our in-person workshops are designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the topic, as well developing your practical insight into the impact on your organisation. We’d love to hear from you with any questions you may have.

If you’re looking for online training, you may also be interested in our series of legal webinars and programmes. These allow you to learn from the comfort of your desk.

Data protection training

When it comes to implementing the data protection laws and regulations (including the GDPR and POPIA) – people and organisations often struggle with identifying where to start. What we’ve realised is that:

  • some organisations want to comply themselves (for example, by attending one of our workshops described on this page),
  • others want to comply with our guidance by joining the Michalsons Data Protection Programme, and
  • others want us to do what needs to be done to comply for them by asking us to quote on specific action items.

Read more about your options about how to increase your knowledge of data protection.

We want to you to get value out of the investments (both time and money)  you make in training. So we’ve designed a questionnaire that will help us to help you identify the course of action best suited to your organisation. We take into account the potential impact of these laws on your organisation while factoring in your budget and the resources available to you. So,

before booking data protection training:

please complete our  high-level impact assessment questionnaire. It will take you about 4 minutes and there is no charge to you, and we’ll get back to you with suggestions of a way forward so that you can make an informed choice.

Data Protection Impact Assessment

The Data Protection Workshop will raise your awareness about data protection, help you to know the impact on your organisation and find out how to comply and implement data protection in your organisation.

Join our next public data protection workshops.

One delegate costs R4,750 ex VAT. Two or more delegates qualify for a 10% discount. We will serve lunch and refreshments. We limit delegate numbers, so bookings are done on a first come, first served basis. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. If you’d like to attend a public workshop on this topic but we have not yet set dates (or the location or dates don’t suit you), send us an email asking us to set a date in your city.

We also offer private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Training for specific audiences

The GDPR Workshop will raise your awareness about the GDPR, help you to know the impact on your organisation and find out how to comply and implement the GDPR in your organisation.

We also offer private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

The POPI Workshop will raise your awareness about the protection of personal information, help you to know the impact on your organisation and find out how to comply and implement the POPI Act in your organisation.

If you are certain that you should specifically only be looking at POPIA we can present a private in-house workshop that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Workshops for specific audiences

Our Data Protection and Information Security Workshops focus specifically on the legal obligations on organisations to secure the integrity and confidentiality of the information they process.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Information, Communication, and Technology Law Training

Empower yourself with knowledge on IT governance, risk and compliance by attending our practical IT GRC workshop.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Empower yourself with a methodology and get tools to help you transition from King III to King IV simply and effectively by attending our Transition from King III to King IV Workshop.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Access to information law affects all organisations, especially in South Africa because both public and private bodies must give access to information if requested. Our Access to Information Law Workshop is designed for people who receive requests (information or data protection officers) and who request access. In other words, information holders and requesters.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Our half day Cybercrime Law Workshop will provide insight into how the Cybercrimes Bill may affect you and your organisation.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Is it your responsibility to draft, negotiate, sign and manage the commercial IT contracts for your organisation (whether IT vendor or user of IT)? Our IT Contracts Workshop will help you practically and effectively draft, negotiate, sign and manage IT Contracts.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Electronic signatures can speed up paper-based processes by making them completely electronic. The potential time and cost savings are huge. We provide detailed training on the legalities around using electronic signatures.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of webinars, in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops on electronic signatures presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

We all use social media every day, but are we aware of the risks and the legals that apply to our online activities. Our workshops are designed to be highly interactive with the audience, with QR codes embedded into the presentation to allow students to have access to source material during the presentation. One of our workshops is called Online Awareness for Learners.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Our Other Focus Area Legal Training

The Drone Law Webinar will help get you up-to-speed with knowing how to fly your drone in accordance with the law and, understanding the requirements for flying your drone.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

We offer workshops, seminars and executive briefings on why you should use Plain Legal Language as well as practical training on how to use it. Our current focus for intensive workshops is plain language in financial services, insurance, and healthcare related documents.

Legal Language: Plain and Simple

Do your customers understand your documents? Simple language in many contracts and legal documents has become a consumer right and a competitive advantage. Poor legal drafting has become a liability. We run a Legal Language: Plain and Simple workshop to explain why plain legal language is so important, to start you on the journey from legal jargon to clear communications and get you bitten by the plain language bug.

iLEXplain: Plain Legal Language

We take this journey a step further and invite you to attend our public iLEXplain: Plain legal language workshops. You will learn to identify unnecessarily complex language in a legal and business context and learn practical techniques for drafting or editing legal documents in plain language.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Our Managing the Relationship between Shareholders Workshops are designed to provide a general overview of the documents and agreements that regulate the relationship between shareholders. It also provides a forum to discuss the important aspects of the relationship and record them in a good Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) and a Shareholders Agreement.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Our Practical Consumer Protection Act Workshop will help you comply with the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and provide you with a good understanding of the practical impact on organisations.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Our Disciplinary Hearings Workshop will provide you with a quick and simple way to listen to what employees have to say in response to alleged misconduct or incapability.

Enquire about our private in-house workshops that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. These can take the form of in-person executive briefings  or full day workshops presented by an expert with practical experience. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value. Our tailored private in-house workshops are for an unlimited number of delegates, provided your training venue can accommodate this.  Please enquire by emailing [email protected] and we will provide you with a quote.

Two or more delegates from the same organisation qualify for a 10% discount to attend our public workshops. We limit delegate numbers, so bookings are done on a first come, first served basis. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. If you attend a workshop and do not think you received value, we will refund you what you paid for the workshop.

We offer all practical legal training in three formats: public workshops that can be attended by all, private in-house workshops that are tailored to specific organisations, or summarised executive briefings. To receive updates about our legal training, subscribe to our newsletter. To book for any of our public workshops – please complete our Workshop Registration Form. We’ll then send you an invoice with all of your details. We look forward to hosting you.

Workshops

We host seminars countrywide for the public, as well as bespoke private workshops at your request.

Webinars

We offer both live webinars and recorded ones that you can watch at a time that suits you.

Executive briefings

Executives and board members need to be aware of important legal issues. We give succinct practical briefings.