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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
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    CONVEYANCING EXAM SYLLABUS AVAILABLE

    The conveyancing exam is scheduled for 10 May 2017. Access the syllabus here. To register for the exam, contact your provincial law society. Click here for LEAD exam preparation courses.

  • NEWS

    LSSA MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

    Download our newsletter for an update on developments in the profession, including:  New Deeds Office fees ; CJ’s Office warns of fraudulent documents; new Polokwane Deeds Office; insolvency practitioners to update information at Master's Office and lots more. Download the newsletter here.

  • PRESS RELEASE

    DON'T BLAME ATTORNEYS

    The LSSA has voiced its serious concern at the allegations made against the attorneys’ profession last week with regard to medical negligence claims; urges Health Ministry to address skills shortages and poor conditions, rather than victims' rights to fair compensation. Read press release.

     

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS


SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN LAWYERS

Due to be held in Cape Town and Durban this year, this programme will help women lawyers to grow their law firms or further their careers in the legal profession; identify niche leadership qualities and use professional strengths to achieve better results. The programme is held over two, two-day sessions with a cocktail networking event. Sponsored by CDH and LexisNexis. Application deadline: 24 April 2017.  Read more and apply online here.
 

LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met for the seventh time on 26 November 2016. It approved a Code of Conduct for Legal Practitioners and principle positions on elections. Read more.  The Code of Conduct was gazetted on 10 February 2017. The January 2017 meeting of the National Forum was postponed to 6 May 2017 in order for it to finalise some of the issues which the different stakeholders are grappling with. These include practical vocational training as well as the election of Legal Practice Council councillors and provincial councils' councillors.

PLANNING TO WRITE THE CONVEYANCING EXAM?

The conveyancing exam will be held on 10 May 2017 and the notarial exam on 7 June 2017. View the conveyancing exam syllabus here. LEAD's Conveyancing courses can assist you in preparing for the exam by giving you a practical background in the law, practice and procedure of conveyancing and notarial practice. Training is provided by practising conveyancers and notaries. Registration for the LEAD course closes on 3 April 2017. Read more. 

FOR THE PUBLIC

  • 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.

  • BEWARE OF SCAM LETTERS/PAYMENTS CITING LSSA

    The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is aware that criminals have been circulating letters requesting payments from attorneys and other firms, which appear to be on LSSA letterheads. This claim is supported by other fraudulent documents. Members of the public and attorneys are advised to always contact the LSSA (or any other firm/person) to validate any letter requesting payment of any kind. Enquiries regarding suspicious correspondence can be directed to LSSA@LSSA.org.za
     
  • YOUR LABOUR LAW RIGHTS - PROTECT YOURSELF!

    This brochure is aimed at answering the most common questions about the rights which employees have in the workplace and to offer some practical and legal tips when employees are dismissed.  Read more.