More than a thousand attorneys' firms throughout the country will be drafting free basic wills for the public during National Wills Week from 12 to 16 September 2016.Find a participating attorney and make an appointment for your free basic will. View our 6-easy-steps-to-your-will infographic here.
Some 400 lawyers from the SADC region met in Cape Town from 17 to 19 August 2016 for the 17th SADC Lawyers Association annual conference and general meeting. James Banda from Zambia was elected as the new SADCLA president. Click here to view conference presentations.
According to reports received from LSSA's election observers, the preliminary conclusion is that the elections were, on the whole, free and fair. The LSSA submitted its report, which also detailed irregularities, to the IEC on 18 August. Read more. See more.
The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met for the fifth time on 23 April 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. The next meeting of the NF will be on 3 September 2016.
The law societies have cautioned attorneys against participating in the Proxi Smart initiative and other initiatives of similar nature. Those who participate may find themselves acting in contravention of the Attorneys Act and the Rules of conduct of the Law Society. Read more.
This workshop is primarily aimed at assisting candidates prepare for the Conveyancing Examination of 7 September 2016. Presented by Gerhard Brits (Cape Town), John Christie (Durban) and Allen West (Pretoria).
Download the registration form. View the conveyancing exam syllabus 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