The Legal Practice Council (LPC) will gazette the draft amended Code of Conduct for public comment later this week in terms of s 36(5) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (as amended) (LPA). The deadline for comments to the LPC is 7 February 2019.
Practitioners are urged to interrogate the Code carefully and submit their comments to the LPC. In terms of s 36(2) of the LPA, the code of conduct serves as the prevailing standard of conduct, which legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners and juristic entities must adhere to; and failure to do so constitutes misconduct.
Written comments should be addressed to Ms Charity Nzuza, Acting Executive Officer, Legal Practice Council at e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, or hand delivered to the LPC at Procforum Building, 123 Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria.
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