Mthatha attorney Mvuzo Notyesi was elected President of the LSSA at its AGM in Pretoria on 29 March 2019. Pretoria attorney Baitseng Rangata was elected as Vice-President and Brits attorney Jan van Rensburg was elected as Acting Vice-President. Read more.
The LSSA Annual Report for March 2018 to March 2019 was adopted at the AGM of the Council on 28 March 2019. The report by the Co-Chairpersons and the specialist committee reports outline the work done by the LSSA for and on behalf of the profession. Read the Annual Report here.
The Legal Practice Council has published the final Code of Conduct which applies to all legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) as well as all candidate
legal practitioners and juristic entities as defined. The Code is effective from 29 March 2019. Download here.
Call for legal practitioners to serve on Provincial Councils
The LPC has invited legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) to serve on the following committees at the provincial offices: Disciplinary, Investigating, Mediation, Fee Assessment, Exemptions. Applications must be made to the relevant Provincial Council director. Deadline: Friday, 12 April 2019.
Read the LPC notification here.
Code of Conduct effective from 29 March 2019
The Legal Practice Council has published the final Code of Conduct which applies to all legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) as well as all candidate legal practitioners and juristic entities as defined. The Code is effective from 29 March 2019. Download here.
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.
View recent notices from the Legal Practice Council here.
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.
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.
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