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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
  • NEWS

    LSSA SEEKS LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR ATTORNEYS IN HIGHER COURTS

    In commenting on the Legal Practice Amendment Bill [B11-2017], the LSSA has called for the playing fields to be levelled between attorneys and advocates as regards right of appearance in the higher courts. Read more.

  • PRESS RELEASE

    LSSA SADDENED AT DEATH OF CEO, NIC SWART

    It was with deep shock and sadness that the LSSA announced the untimely death of its CEO and Director of Legal Education and Development, Nic Swart on 10 August 2017.  Read more. 

  • NEWS

    SALRC CALLS FOR COMMENT ON MEDICO-LEGAL CLAIMS PAPER

    The SALRC has released Issue Paper 33 on medico-legal claims, especially claims against the State, for general information and comment. The deadline for comment is 30 September 2017. Read more and download Issue Paper 33 here.

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS


 

LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

The National Forum has received a further 3-month extension from the Minister until 31 October 2017 to finalise issues, such as practical vocational training for candidate legal practitioners, as well as the negotiations with the provincial law societies. Read more here.
 

PROCUREMENT PROTOCOLS FOR THE LEGAL PROFESSION

The Procurement Protocols for the Legal Profession drafted by the Action Group on Briefing Patterns, were launched on 28 June 2017.  View more on the briefing pattern initiative here. View the law firms that have committed to the Procurement Protocols here.

LSSA COMMENTS ON SECTIONAL TITLES AMENDMENT BILL

The LSSA has pointed out that some of the requirements allocated to conveyancers in the Bill, must rather be done through affidavits by the developer. Read more here. View other LSSA comments on draft legislation here.

 

 FOR THE PUBLIC

  • NATIONAL WILLS WEEK 2017

During National Wills Week from 11 to 15 September 2017, attorneys across the country will draft basic wills free of charge. 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.

  • 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. 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