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Law Society shocked and concerned at solitary confinement for jailed Swazi human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko

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Kgomotso Moroka SC and attorney Max Boqwana have been elected as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the National Forum on the Legal Profession respectively. Above MaxBoqwana, Kgomotso Moroka, Justice Minister Michael Masutha and Deputy Minister John Jeffrey.
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Click here to view the LSSA representatives on the National Forum for the Legal Profession.
Click here to download the Legal Practice Act.
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  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.
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Latest: Law Society condemns xenophobic violence; offers pro bono assistance by attorneys to victims.
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► Pro bono services: KwaZulu-Natal: Tel: (033) 345 1304
► Pro bono services: Gauteng: Tel: (012) 338 5800


Getting legal assistance

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

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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.
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►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:
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►Marriage: the legal aspects
►Deceased estates and wills
►Consumer Protection Act
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