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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

    SHERIFFS ACCOUNTS, AD HOC APPOINTMENTS AND COURT MATTERS

    Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs John Jeffery has indicated that practitioners can alert his office with regard to problems relating to sheriffs and also to the functioning of the courts. Read more.

  • NEWS

    LSSA FILES ANSWERING AFFIDAVIT IN PROXI SMART MATTER

    The Proxi Smart v Law Society of South Africa and Others matter has been set down for hearing in the High Court: Gauteng as a special motion on 6 to 8 February 2018. The LSSA's papers, as well as those from some of the other parties can be accessed. Read more. NEW: LSNP Affidavit now available. View here.

  • 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 on the Legal Profession held its ninth plenary meeting on 30 July 2017. A number of aspects were finalised for recommendation to the Minister on 1 August. Some issues, such as practical vocational training for candidate legal practitioners, have not been agreed on. Read more here.
 

LEGAL PRACTICE ACT IN AFRIKAANS AND SETSWANA

The Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 has been translated into Afrikaans and Setswana. View the Wet op Regspraktyk and the Lokwalodikgang La Puso 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.

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.