About Us

Attorneys and advocates in South Africa are registered with the Legal Practice Council in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014. Since 1998 the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has represented the attorneys’ profession.

This is the LSSA

The LSSA brings together the Black Lawyers Association, the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and provincial attorneys’ associations,  in representing the attorneys’ profession in South Africa.

About the Attorneys’ Profession

There are currently some 27 200 practising attorneys and 7 000 candidate attorneys in South Africa. Attorneys are officers of the court and are registered on the roll of attorneys at the Legal Practice Council.

International Affiliations

The Law Society of South Africa is a member of and/or plays an active role in the various International Affiliations.


Proxi Smart Services Pty Ltd v LSSA et al
SADC Tribunal matter: LSSA v President and others

Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund

The Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund is a statutory client protection fund, providing protection against loss of money or property entrusted to legal practitioners. The Fund is also committed to the enhancement of standards of legal education in South Africa and offers bursaries.

Attorneys Development Fund

The Attorneys Development Fund is an independent Section 21 company established in 2011 and constituted by the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund, the Law Society of South Africa, the Black Lawyers Association, Nadel and the Legal Practice Council.

PAIA Manual

Law Society of South Africa PAIA Manual prepared in accordance with Section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.