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Port Elizabeth attorney Max Boqwana (right) and Somerset West attorney Ettienne Barnard have been elected as Co-Chairpersons of the LSSA. Read press release.

Legal Practice Bill latest

12 March 2014:
The National Assembly has passed the Legal Practice Bill, as amended by the National Council of Provinces. The Bill will be sent to the President for assent.
Download the Legal Practice Bill [B20D-2012] as amended and passed by the NCOP and the National Assembly.

Click here for more on the Legal Practice Bill.



2014 Election observation

The LSSA is setting up an election observer team of attorneys and candidate attorneys to observe the 7 May 2014 national elections and to draft a report for submission to the IEC. Read more.

Latest resource documents for attorneys
►LSSA Annual Report April 2013 to March 2014. Download.
►Court-annexed mediation rules: Effective from 1 August 2014. Download.
►IRBA Guide for Registered Auditors: Engagements on Attorneys Trust Accounts. Effective for engagements commencing on or after 1 March 2014. Download.
►e-Filing User Guide for Transfer Duty 2014.

View other resource documents

Professional examination dates for 2014:
NOTE: Due to the Election taking place on 7 May 2014 the Conveyancing Examination has been rescheduled to 14 May 2014.
Conveyancing and Notarial Practice syllabi now available.

Click here  for more professional examination information.



Click here to view the attorneys' firms participating in the Synergy Link empowerment initiative.


To read the April 2014 issue, click above
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Getting legal assistance

► Legal Aid South Africa
► Pro bono services by attorneys
► First Free Interview Scheme by attorneys

Read more and get contact information.

Complaints - Your rights and responsibilities as the client of an attorney. Read more. 
How to become an attorney. Read more
Foreign lawyers wanting to practise as SA attorneys. Read more.
Confirm an attorney is in good standing/in practise. Read more.


Report fraud and corruption in the attorneys' profession.
Read more.


7 April 2014: Port Elizabeth attorney Max Boqwana and Somerset West attorney Ettienne Barnard have been elected as Co-Chairpersons of the LSSA. Read press release.

29 March 2014: Address by the Public Protector, Adv Thuli Madonsela, at the Annual General Meeting of the LSSA on 29 March 2014. Download.



LSSA information brochures are available in English, isiZulu, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and Sesotho.
  NEW: Claiming from the Road Accident Fund: Why use an attorney Read more and download

Buying and selling a house

Buying a house is probably the biggest and most important investment you will ever make.  Also, should you be planning to sell your house, do not lose the money earned by your investment by not knowing about the basic legal aspects involved.  Read more and download

Marriage: The legal aspects
Whether you are already married or if you intend getting married soon, it is important to know that the Matrimonial Property Act has a direct effect on your assets. Read more and download.

Deceased estates
This brochure will inform you of the main features of the administration of deceased estates as well as the legal aspects involved. Find out why it is important to have an attorney draw up your will and to appoint an executor for your estate.  Read more and download.

Consumer Protection Act
The Consumer Protection Act protects all individual persons and small businesses with assets and turnover of less than R2 million. Read more and download.








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