Cape Town attorney Walid Brown and Harrismith attorney David Bekker have been elected Co-Chairpersons to lead the Law Society of South Africa at a time of transformation and change to a new dispensation. Read more.
The Action Group on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession has reported on progress made since it was established after the Briefing Patterns Summit on 31 March 2016. Read more
The LSSA has questioned the decision by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) not to include the legal profession in its review of the LLB degree. Majority of graduates wish to become attorneys. Read press release.
Consider a LEAD course or seminar. Upcoming training events include Digital Forensics Seminar, Divorce Mediation Course, Civil Mediation Course, Opinion Writing Seminar, Wills & Testamentary Trusts Seminar Read more here.
Cabinet approved the Legal Practice Amendment Bill, 2017 for introduction into Parliament on 29 March 2017. The Code of Conduct for legal practitioners 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. Read more.
The LSSA Annual Report for April 2016 to March 2017 was adopted at the AGM on 21 April 2017. The Annual Report outlines the activities of the LSSA over that period and includes the report by the Co-Chairpersons. 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.