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  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • LATEST

    GUIDELINES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH FAIS ACT

    Attorneys are urged to comply with the FAIS Act when they undertake financial transactions involving the investment of trust funds on behalf of clients and the statutory requirements of the Act makes it compulsory for them to do so.  Read more.

  • NEWS

    NF TO PROPOSE SEPARATE VOTERS' ROLLS FOR ATTORNEYS AND ADVOCATES

    At its meeting on 3 September, the National Forum on the Legal Profession resolved to propose separate voters' rolls for attorneys and advocates for the first elections of the Legal Practice Council.  Read more. 

  • NEWS

    LSSA CONFERS TRUTH & JUSTICE AWARD ON ADV THULI MADONSELA

    On 7 September, the LSSA conferred its inaugural Truth & Justice Award on Public Protector, Adv Thuli Madonsela, recognising the consistent, exceptional work done in terms of the Rule of Law, access to justice, protection and promotion of the Constitution and good governance. Read more.

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS


LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met for the sixth time on 3 September 2016. It discussed elections and the voters' rolls for attorneys and advocates; provincial councils and committees as well as the commencement of negotiations to transfer staff and assets from the statutory law societies to the Legal Practice Council.  Read more
 

APPLY FOR YOUR 2017 FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATE FROM 1 OCTOBER

Practitioners can apply for their 2017 FFCs from 1 October 2016. FFCs are issued by the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF) through its appointed agencies, namely, the four statutory provincial law societies. The AFF's financial forensic unit exmplains how to apply. Read more.

SYNERGY LINK - LINKING EXPERIENCED AND GROWING FIRMS 

Two experienced firms - BIsset Boehmke McBlain of Cape Town and Schwellnus Inc or Johannesburg - are offering to transfer skills and support growing firms in Cape Town and Gauteng respectively through the LSSA's Synergy Link empowerment initiative. Read more.

FOR THE PUBLIC

  • GET LEGAL ASSISTANCE

    Legal Aid South Africa and attorneys in private practice provide pro bono (free) legal services to qualifying members of the public. Alternatively the attorneys’ profession offers a First Free Interview Scheme. Read more and get contact information

  • COMPLAINTS ABOUT ATTORNEYS

    Attorneys are registered with the provincial law societies where they are based. Complaints must be lodged with the relevant law society. Check whether an attorney is in good standing, has a Fidelity Fund certificate, get contact information for complaints and read about your rights and responsibilities as the client of an attorney. Read more.

  • GETTING MARRIED? CONSIDER THE LEGAL ASPECTS

    Whether you are already married or if you intend getting married soon, it is important to know that the Matrimonial Property Act has a direct effect on your assets. It is, therefore, important that you consider it carefully. Read more.
     
  • BUYING OR SELLING A HOUSE?

    Buying a house is probably the biggest and most important investment you will ever make. Also, should you be planning to sell your house, do not lose the money earned by your investment by not knowing about the basic legal aspects involved. Read more.