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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
  • 2018 FFCs

    APPLY NOW FOR YOUR 2018 FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATE

    Apply for your Fidelity Fund certificate before the end of the year. Find links, contact numbers; view the guidelines for online applications; application form; FAQs  and read additional resource:  The clock is ticking… time to start applying for FFCs. Read more here.

  • PRACTICE

    CHANGES TO COURTS' RULES AND TARIFFS

     The Rules Board for Courts of Law has published changes to the rules relating to the conduct of proceedings in the Supreme Court of Appeal, High Court and magistrates' courts, including the tariffs. Download the Government Gazette here.

  • PRACTICE

    LAW FIRM PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS AND CLAIMS

    All the terms of the relationship should be carefully set out so that, in the unfortunate event of a dissolution, the rights and obligations of the respective parties to the ‘fruits and the spoils of the union’ are clearly recorded.  Read more here.

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS


 

LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

The National Forum held its tenth plenary meeting on 14 October 2017. It resolved to make its recommendations to the Justice Minister, but will request an extension for the rules as some of them relate to practical vocational training (PVT). With its recommendations, it will provide the Minister with three PVT options. The rules will be finalised only once one of the PVT options is selected. Read more here.
 

CONSULT THE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

The LSSA's Practice Management Toolkit features a compendium of practice management articles written by experts for De Rebus to support you in your practice.
Latest addition: Do all the services you provide fall within the ambit of the conduct of the profession? Access here.

 FOR THE PUBLIC

THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT

Whether you have a claim or a defence against another person, our Small Clams Court information brochure will provide you with a simple guide
on how to utilise the Small Claims Court effectively.  Available in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sesotho and Sepedi. Read more here.

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.