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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

    FIRST RECOMMENDATIONS EMERGE FROM NATIONAL FORUM

    At its fifth meeting on 23 April 2016, the National Forum on the Legal Profession resolved to recommend to the Justice Minister that there should be nine provincial councils under the Legal Practice Council, one situated in each province. Read more.

  • THE PROFESSION

    SUMMIT ON BRIEFING PATTERNS RESOLUTIONS

    The LSSA convened a Summit on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession on 31 March 2016. Resolutions have been drafted and a multi-stakeholder Task Team will be convened to take the resolutions forward. Read more.

  • FOR ATTORNEYS

    CONVEYANCING EXAMINATION ON 11 MAY 2016

    The conveyancing examination will be held on 11 May 2016. Register with your provincial law society to sit for the examination. Download the syllabus here. LEAD preparation training registration deadline: 22 April 2016. Download brochure.

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met for the fifth time on 23 January 2016. It passed resolutions on the number of provincial councils to be established under the Legal Practice Council. An initial blueprint of the powers that could be delegated was also approved.  Read more
 

CONVEYANCING FEES GUIDELINES: 1 APRIL 2016

Conveyancing fees guidelines applicable to instructions received after 1 April 2016. It must be noted that conveyancing fees are negotiable. These are merely guidelines and not minimum or maximum fees. Download.

SADC LAWYERS TO MEET IN CAPE TOWN IN AUGUST 2016

The LSSA is co-hosting the SADC Lawyers Association conference and general meeting in Cape Town from 17 to 19 August 2016. Meet and network with colleagues from the SADC region.  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 AGAINST 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

  • CLAIMING FROM THE ROAD ACCIDENT FUND? CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FIRST

    Claiming from the RAF is a complicated and technical process. You will need medical reports and records from hospitals and doctors, documents from the SAPS, affidavits on the accident. You must quantify your claim and obtain a serious injury assessment report from a suitably qualified medical expert. An attorney can assist to ensure you are fairly compensated. Download brochure for more.