New candidate attorneys and their principals must ensure that the contract of articles is signed on or before the date of commencement of the articles and delivered to the relevant statutory provincial Law Society for registration. Read more on the procedure to be followed and for contact information.
The Day of the Endangered Lawyers takes place on 22 January 2016. In South Africa our lawyers deserve the respect of society and the Government to ensure they can carry out their duties independently. Read more
The LSSA has expressed strong opposition to the Debt Collectors Amendment Bill, 2016, which proposes making attorneys and their staff subject to the jurisdiction of the Council of Debt Collectors. Read more.
The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met for the fourth time on 23 January 2016, Its working committees have been meeting regularly to ensure progress is made within the tight timeframes prescribed in the Act. Read more
2016 Fidelity Fund certificate applications are to be done online. Login details and assistance can be obtained from your provincial law society or from the Attorneys Fidelity Fund. Read more and get assistance.
The Attorneys Admission Examination is scheduled for 9 and 10 February or 16 and 17 August 2016. Read more and download the exam syllabus.
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
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.