|The Attorneys Development Fund is an independent Section 21 company established in 2011 and constituted by the Attorneys Fidelity Fund, the Law Society of South Africa and its six constituent members.
A board of directors which is made up of representatives from each of the above organisations governs the ADF.
The main focus at the initial phase is to provide office resources to deserving law firms (mainly sole practitioners) by purchasing these resources on behalf of the law firms. The law firms then repay the ADF for these resources over a prescribed period.
A key element in the ADF programme is that any attorney who receives support also receives strategic, business mentorship and technical support to assist the firm to grow into a sustainable practice. Attorneys are linked to mentors and skills training initiatives with the assistance from the Practice Development section (under the Legal Education and Development division of the LSSA).
For information and application forms
Contact Dr Jeanne-Mari Retief