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  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • LEGAL PRACTICE COUNCIL

    PROVINCIAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS RESULTS

    The Legal Practice Council (LPC) announced the results of the elections of provincial councillors to the Provincial Councils on Monday, 18 March 2019. Read more here.

  • THEFT OF MONEYS FROM THE ADF

    LSSA SHOCKED AND ANGERED

    The LSSA is shocked and angered at the unauthorised withdrawal of moneys from the investment accounts of the Attorneys Development Fund by the former CEO of the ADF and that this was allowed to take place at the ADF over several months during 2018. Read the LSSA advisory here.

  • LSSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

    Confirmed speakers for the LSSA annual conference on 29 and 30 March 2019 include NDPP Adv Shamila Batohi, Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery and PALU CEO Donald Deya.  View the draft programme here and register online.

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

Download the February 2019 newsletter

LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

Provincial Council elections results
The Legal Practice Council published the results of the election of councillors to the Legal Practice Council on Monday 18 March 2019. Read more here.
 

Draft Code of Conduct
The Legal Practice Council called for comments on the draft Code of Conduct for legal practitioners.  Read more here.  View the LSSA commments to the LPC here.

View recent notices from the Legal Practice Council here.

 FOR THE PUBLIC

ADMISSION OF GUILT FINES: SHOULD YOU JUST PAY?

The SAPS may give a person, who has been arrested on suspicion of a less serious crime, an option to pay an admission of guilt fine. Many people pay an admission of guilt fine so that they can be released from police custody – not knowing what it means and how it will affect them. Unfortunately, there are consequences to paying an admission of guilt fine which may haunt a person for many years to come.  It is advisable first to speak to an attorney before you pay an admission of guilt fine. Download our brochure and read more here.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT ATTORNEYS

Attorneys and advocates are registered with the Legal Practice Council. Complaints must be lodged with Legal Practice Council. Check with the Legal Practice Council 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.

CLAIMING FROM THE ROAD ACCIDENT FUND: WHY USE AN ATTORNEY

Although you can claim direct from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, an attorney specialising in personal injury claims has the knowledge and experience to assist you and to ensure that your claim is properly calculated and submitted to the RAF in accordance with the Road Accident Fund Act and Regulations. Read more