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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
  • LPA: CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COMMENT

    LEGAL PRACTICE COUNCIL CALLS FOR COMMENTS ON CODE

    The Legal Practice Councl has published the draft Code of Conduct for public comment in terms of the Legal Practice Act. The deadline for comments is 7 February 2019.  Read more here.

  • ADMISSION EXAM

    ADMISSION EXAM DATES: 6 AND 7 MARCH 2019

    The Competency-Based Examinations for Admission as an Attorney (in terms of the Legal Practice Act, 2014) will be written on 6 and 7 March 2019. Deadline for registration is 12 February 2019. Register with the Legal Practice Council. Read more here.   Download the syllabus here.

  • CANDIDATE ATTORNEYS

    REGISTERING YOUR PVT CONTRACT

    Registration of Practical Vocational Training Contracts (PVTC) by candidate attorneys must be done with the Legal Practice Council (LPC). It is of the utmost importance that the PVTC and supporting documentation is lodged with the LPC within 2 months from the contract date to ensure compliance with Rule 22.1.2 in terms of the Legal Practice Act. Read more here.

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

Download the January 2019 newsletter


DEEDS REGISTRAR ENGAGEMENT

Download the Department's business requirements form for input here.
The LSSA urges conveyancers to attend the Chief Registrar of Deeds’ engagements on the Electronic Deeds Registration System Project: Kimberley Deeds Office: 14 January 2019 at 11:00 and Rustenburg Protea Hunters Rest Hotel at 12 noon. To confirm: e-mail: Phepisi.Chokoe@drdlr.gov.za and/or Mabuti.Machimana@drdlr.gov.za; Tel: (012) 312 7043 / (012) 338 7383. Read more here.

LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

The Legal Practice Council has called for comments on the draft Code of Conduct for legal practitioners. The dealdine for comments to reach the LPC is 7 February 2019. Read more here.

The Legal Practice Council gazetted an amendment to Rule 16 on 21 December 2018 in GG42127. This rule deals with the election of Provincial Councils and allows for electronic voting of provincial council members. The  Rules were previously published on 20 July 2018 in GG 41781.
View the Legal Practice Council notice 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