A press release purporting to be from the LSSA and giving the former LSNP contact details, providing advice on roadside arrests, is a bogus press release. We urge that it not be quoted or distributed as the content is factually incorrect.
The LSSA has condemned the violent attack on an advocate by members of Black First Land First (BLF) at the Johannesburg High Court. Read press release
ILFA's annual international secondment programme offers lawyers from African jurisdictions the opportunity to apply for a sponsored 3-month secondment at highly reputed international law firms and corporations based in London, Paris, Lisbon and Dubai. Applicationd eadline: 12 December 2018. Read more here.
View our Frequently Asked Questions from practitioners here. If you have a question on the Legal Practice Act, please direct it to LSSA@LSSA.org.za.
View recent notices from the Legal practice Council here.
1 November 2018 saw the repeal of the Attorneys Act, 1979 and the abolition of the statutory provincial law societies. The LPC took over the law societies’ staff and assets and commenced to regulate the profession. Read advisory 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 are registered with the provincial law societies where they are based. Complaints must be lodged with the relevant law society. Check 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.