The LSSA welcomes the release of the State of Capture report and that the Chief Justice is to name a judge to lead a judicial commission of inquiry. Read more.
The dates for the two sessions of the Admission, Conveyancing and Notarial Examinations for 2017 have been published. Candidates must register with the relevant provincial law society to sit the exams. The syllabus for the Admission Exam is available. Read more.
The LSSA is opposing an application to the High Court: Gauteng Division by Proxi Smart (Pty) Limited for the latter to render certain conveyancing-related services which are presently performed by conveyancers. Read more.
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. Also, the NF is making progress in negotiations for the transfer of staff and assets from the provincial law societies to the Legal Practice Council. Read more.
The LSSA and LexisNexis joined forces to survey the attorneys' profession on current demographics, practice developments, briefing patterns and current and future trends. Read more and download the survey results.
From 1 February 2018 the legal profession in South Africa will be regulated in terms of the Legal Practice Act through the Legal Practice Council as the compulsory statutory, regulatory body for all legal practitioners. This necessitates the formation of a broad-based professional interest association – a new home for all legal practitioners. Read more.
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.