Attorneys’ firms are invited to commit to changing briefing patterns and the distribution of work in the profession by aligning themselves with the Procurement Protocols adopted by the profession. Read more.
The FIC Amendment Act 1 of 2017 was published in GG 40821 of 2 May 2017. Attorneys, as accounting institutions, are required to comply with the new provisions introduced by the Amendment Act and must familiarise themselves with the relevant provisions, in particular, the insertion of ss 21A to 21H. Read more.
LSSA reiterates its condemnation against any attack on the judiciary. In particular, the LSSA strongly condemns the disturbing personal attack Judge Bashier Vally as. Such unwarranted attacks appear to have the sole aim of undermining the judiciary and thereby fails to be in the interest of society. Read press release.
The LSSA is co-hosting the Pan African Lawyers Union Conference in Durban from 4 to 8 July 2017. Meet lawyers from across Africa. Registration is open. Sponsorship opportunities are available to showcase your brand to our African colleagues. Read more or e-mail: secretariat@lawyersofafricaorg
The National Forum on the Legal Profession held its eighth meeting on 6 May 2017. Having received a six month extension from Justice Minister Michael Masutha to submit its recommendations to him, the National Forum is racing against time to finalise its recommendations before the extended deadline of 1 August 2017. Read more.
Practising attorneys are invited to register to participate in this year's National Wills Week, which will be held from 11 to 15 September 2017. Register here.
Read more about National Wills Week here.
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
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.