Mediators urged to register with Justice Department on panel of court-annexed mediators
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Attorneys invited to register on panel of
court-annexed mediators
Court-annexed mediation comes into effect on 1 December 2014, initially at certain magisterial districts/sub-districts in Gauteng and North West.
Mediators have been invited to enrol on the Justice Department's panel of court-annexed mediators. 
The closing date for application is 21 November 2014.
The application form and further information is available on the Department’s website at
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Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014
The Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 was gazetted in GN 740 in Government Gazette 38022 of 22 September 2014.
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►LSSA welcomes promulgation of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014. Read press release.
Download Government Gazette 38022 of 22 September.



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