First meeting of National Forum on the Legal Profession
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Latest news: Busani Mabunda and Richard Scott elected as
Co-Chairpersons of the LSSA.
Read press release.

From the LSSA AGM on 20 and 21 March 2015:
Download the LSSA Annual Report (April 2014 to March 2015) by the outgoing Co-Chairpersons
View the Archie Gumede Memorial Lecture delivered by Trevor Manuel on 20 March 2015

Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014
Parts 1 and 2 of Chapter 10 of the Legal Practice Act come into effect on 1 February 2015. This brings into effect the National Forum on the Legal Profession, the transitional body which must lay the groundwork for the Legal Practice Council. The provincial law societies continue to carry out their functions in terms of the Attorneys Act.
Read the advisory by the Co-Chairpersons
The LSSA has welcomed the implementation of the National Forum.

Read more on the functions of the National Forum.
Click here to view the LSSA representatives on the National Forum for the Legal Profession.
Click here to download the Legal Practice Act.
Click here for the background to the Legal Practice Act.

  Uniform rules for the profession
Draft uniform rules for the statutory law societies were approved at the AGMs of all the provincial law societies. The rules are in the process of being considered by the Judges President. The next step is to refer them to the Chief Justice for approval. Read more.



Latest resource documents for attorneys
►Guidelines on the use of Internet-based technologies in legal practice. Download.
►Electronic Signatures for South African Law Firms: LSSA Guidelines. Download.
►An introduction to cloud computing: LSSA Guidelines for South African law firms. Download
View other resource documents

ILFA Flagship programme: Applications
Applications are invited for the 3 months' advanced training and work experience placements in leading law firms or corporate legal departments in London, Dubai or Paris. Deadline: 2 April 2015.
Read more.


To read the April 2015 issue, click above

LEAD learning activities for legal practitioners and law firm staff





Getting legal assistance

► Legal Aid South Africa
► Pro bono services by attorneys
► First Free Interview Scheme by attorneys

Read more and get contact information.

Complaints - Your rights and responsibilities as the client of an attorney. Read more. 
How to become an attorney. Read more
Foreign lawyers wanting to practise as SA attorneys. Read more.
Confirm an attorney is in good standing/in practise. Read more.


Report fraud and corruption in the attorneys' profession.
Read more.



►Claiming from the Road Accident Fund: Why use an attorney? Read more and download 

Other LSSA information brochures available in English, isiZulu, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and Sesotho:
►Buying and selling a house
►Marriage: the legal aspects
►Deceased estates and wills
►Consumer Protection Act
View and download brochures.




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